Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Implementation
In June 2012, the U.S Department of Justice issued national standards for juvenile facilities and other custodial settings that are aimed at preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual misconduct. The standards, issued pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, cover a wide range of facility operations. The 2014 update of the JDAI detention facility standards can help officials assess compliance with PREA as part of the JDAI facility assessment process, although the standards do not incorporate every detail of the PREA regulations and are not a substitute for a full PREA audit. The resources below can also assist agencies with their PREA implementation efforts.