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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