Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center based in Oakland, California and Washington, DC. Impact Justice is committed to reducing the number of people involved in our criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for successful reentry, and attending to crime victims' needs.
Home to some of the foremost leaders in juvenile and adult criminal justice, violence prevention, research and evaluation, restorative justice, and youth development, Impact Justice provides an array of technical assistance to criminal justice and community stakeholders.
Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice, the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) is working to address sexual safety in confinement and to assist state and local jurisdictions with the implementation of the U.S. Department of Justice's national PREA standards.
The PREA works closely with adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, and lockups across the nation in their efforts to change confinement facility culture to lessen the likelihood of sexual victimization of inmates, residents, and detainees. This is being achieved through numerous mechanisms including, but not limited to: revisions to policies and operational practices, staff training, education to inmates, residents, and detainees, effective investigations, data collection and analysis, and the PREA Audit Function.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
PREA Program Strategic Support for PREA Implementation in Local Confinement Facilities Nationwide
National PREA Resource Center Continuation