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 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 Resource Center 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.
Impact Justice's BJA funded PREA work also includes site-based technical assistance and the PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support program.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Operate the Prison Rape Elimination Act Resource Center
Launching the Impact Justice Reentry Incubator to Increase the Capacity of Housing-focused Reentry CBOs
FY19 Site-Based PREA Support Implementation
The National PREA Resource Center
Continuation of TTA for PREA Implementation Nationwide