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PREA Information for Volunteers

The

Prison

Rape

Elimination

Act

(PREA)

was

passed

in

2003

with

unanimous

support

from

both

parties

in

Congress.

The

purpose

of

the

act

was

to

“provide

for

the

analysis

of

the

incidence

and

effects

of

prison

rape

in

Federal,

State,

and

local

institutions

and

to

provide

information,

resources,

recommendations

and

funding

to

protect

individuals

from

prison

rape.”

(Prison

Rape

Elimination

Act,

2003).

In

addition

to

creating

a

mandate

for

significant

research

from

the

Bureau

of

Justice

Statistics

and

through

the

National

Institute

of

Justice,

funding

through

the

Bureau

of

Justice

Assistance

and

the

National

Institute

of

Corrections

supported

major

efforts

in

many

state

correctional,

juvenile

detention,

community

corrections,

and

jail systems.

The

act

also

created

the

National

Prison

Rape

Elimination

Commission

and

charged

it

with

developing

draft

standards

for

the

elimination

of

prison

rape.

Those

standards

were

published

in

June

2009,

and

were

turned

over

to

the

Department

of

Justice for review and passage as a final rule. That final rule became effective August 20, 2012.

PREA Brochure for Volunteers

Keeping Our Kids Safe:

The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Juvenile Justice

iOS users can click here to view video.

Volunteer Training Requirement

All volunteers are required to review the video below and complete the training acknowledgement form.

Completed forms can be sent to Bryan Hubbard.

PREA Training Acknowledgement Form

Youth Intervention Center

For further information about PREA, please contact:

Bryan Hubbard, Program Coordinator

(717)299-7821

bhubbard@co.lancaster.pa.us