Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

PREA and Culture Change

The PREA Resource Center (PRC) is thrilled to launch the first video in a new series on the positive impact of the PREA standards. Produced by the PRC in partnership with Just Detention International, the PREA and Culture Change series features currently and formerly incarcerated people and corrections staff speaking about how PREA is changing the culture of corrections—and making facilities safer for everyone.

The first video features Troy Isaac, a member of JDI’s Survivor Council who was sexually assaulted many times in youth and adult detention facilities. Troy believes that the PREA standards are essential for keeping incarcerated people safe, especially LGBT youth.

Tony Booker is a longtime corrections professional in Johnson County, KS who led his county's PREA implementation efforts. He discusses the importance of the standards in cultivating a safe environment, the creation of a sexual assault response team, and building connections between facilities and community resources.

Detective Dustin Contreras is a sexual assault investigator in California. In this video, Detective Contreras talks about the PREA standards, sexual assault response teams, and what it means to take a survivor-centered approach during an investigation.