The purpose of PREA and Police Lockups is to help law enforcement agencies nationwide implement the national PREA standards. The content of this guide was shaped by a groundbreaking collaboration between JDI and LAPD. In October 2013, LAPD and JDI embarked on a joint project — funded by the BJA — to prevent and respond to sexual abuse in the department’s lockups, using the PREA standards as a tool.
This project was funded by Grant No. 2012-RP-BX-0006, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). BJA is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.