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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


Annual Governors' PREA Certification and Assurance Submission Fact Sheet (November 2022)
This fact sheet provides information on the annual certification and assurance submission process.

PREA Auditor Handbook, Version 2.1 (November 2022)
An evolving document, this resource articulates the requirements of Department of Justice PREA auditor certification, establishes standards of ethical auditor conduct, details a rigorous, practice-based audit methodology, holds auditors accountable for high standards of audit quality and integrity, and provides transparency to key stakeholders regarding the PREA audit process and expectations of auditors. Also see the Update Summary to learn about the changes made from the previous version of the Handbook.

Prison Rape Elimination Act Auditors: Information and Resources (November 2021)
This fact sheet highlights the role of a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) auditor, provides data on PREA audits, presents essential resources for PREA auditors, and more.

PREA Amendment: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Fact Sheet (September 2019)
This fact sheet summarizes the key provisions of the PREA amendment under section 7 of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act (JFARA) of 2016 (Pub. L. No. 114-324).

    National PREA Resource Center Fact Sheet (May 2014)
    This fact sheet highlights the activities of the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center.

    PREA: What You Need To Know (Inmate Education Facilitator's Guide) (February 2014)
    This guide helps corrections officials as they conduct educational screenings of "PREA: What You Need to Know," a video which is designed to teach inmates about their right to be free from sexual abuse and harassment.

    Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (January 2014)
    This training curriculum is designed to improve the capacity of tribal detention officers to adequately prevent and respond to incidents of sexual abuse within detention facilities in Indian Country:

    Anti-Fraternization Policies and Their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody (May 2013)
    This case law digest details how courts across various jurisdictions have analyzed correctional employees’ challenges to anti-fraternization policies.

    Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Policy Development Guide (October 2011)
    This document seeks to provide guidance to administrators of tribal detention facilities on the key policy issues for the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual abuse perpetrated on those under correctional supervision in Indian Country, including in jails, juvenile detention facilities, and police lock-ups.

    Date Modified: January 3, 2023
    Date Created: December 13, 2019