Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

National Governors Association (NGA), National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) present the audit and certification process under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Date / Time
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Presenter (s)
Ruby Qazilbash, Associate Deputy Director for Justice Systems/Corrections at BJA
Jenni Trovillion, Associate Director of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Co-Director of the National PRC, and former Deputy Director of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission

In May 2014, Governors will be required to make their first certification of compliance or non-compliance with the National Standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  The certification process applies to confinement facilities under the operational control of states’ executive branch of government.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with its partners within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and at the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), are working to provide guidance and resources to assist jurisdictions in their efforts to achieve compliance with the National Standards.

This webinar will explore the purposes and requirements of PREA and the National Standards, the governor certification process, and recent guidance related to the National Standards issued by BJA through the National PRC.  The session will also answer questions from participants regarding PREA and the National Standards, compliance issues, and the DOJ grant programs impacted by PREA.

This webinar is designed for state policymakers including: Governors’ criminal justice policy advisors and legal counsels; State Administering Agencies and their counterpart agencies which administer the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Violence Against Women grant programs; state Attorneys General policy staff; and state correctional agencies.

Click here to access the webinar slides for this presentation