The PRC, operated via a competitively awarded cooperative agreement between Impact Justice and the DOJ, provides assistance to those responsible for state and local adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections, lockups, tribal organizations, and inmates and their families in their efforts to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement, and efforts related to PREA standards implementation and PREA audit corrective action. Support for correctional facilities and agencies is provided by the PRC in part via field-initiated training and technical assistance (TTA) delivered to requesting jurisdictions across the US.
The PRC utilizes subject matter expertise in a variety of fields (corrections, law enforcement, investigations, mental health, juvenile delinquency, auditing, training and technical assistance, advocacy/victim services, peer reviewers, grant reviewers, etc.) to deliver TTA on behalf of the PRC. The PRC website offers a request form and menu of TTA options available for jurisdictions.
The PRC requests applications from highly qualified individuals who seek to become contract Providers. Individuals will be selected based on their knowledge of the PREA standards, expertise with the corrections and detention fields, and their demonstrated experience interfacing with this audience through past provision of training and/or technical assistance. In-depth knowledge of the PREA standards and prior experience with delivery is required. PREA Auditor certification is not required. Individuals may be associated with an organization but the contract for services will be directly managed with the individual and not their employer.