What is PREA?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous approval from both parties within 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).
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 as a final rule, effective August 20, 2012.
PREA Auditors of America was established in 2014 to provide auditing services to state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems. PAOA thrives to be the one-stop provider for certified PREA Auditing.
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Contact PREA Auditors of America today to schedule an audit of your facility or to obtain general information about becoming a PREA Certified correctional facility. Thank you for considering PREA Auditors of America, LLC., we look forward to building a lasting relationship with you. You can also call us at (713) 818-9098.