Learn About the Role of Prison Rape Elimination Act Auditors and the Features of an Effective Audit

Last month, the Bureau of Justice Assistance released the “Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Auditors: Information and Resources” factsheet. The National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (Standards) established a PREA audit that is designed to assess compliance through written policies and procedures followed by institutionalization into day-to-day practices at all levels. PREA auditors are responsible for conducting high quality, reliable, objective, and comprehensive audits that hold agencies accountable. This factsheet shares goals for successful implementation of PREA Standards such as upholding a high standard of independence and integrity, expecting corrective action, and focusing on agency and facility culture.

View the factsheet to learn more.