PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)
All investigations involving PREA complaints are investigated by the Sheriff's Office. At the discretion of the Sheriff, an outside agency such as SLED may be contacted to assist in the investigation or to conduct the investigation on behalf of the Sheriff.
National PREA Resource Center
The PREA Resource Center (PRC) serves as a central repository for the best research in the field on trends, prevention, and response strategies, and best practices in corrections. Technical assistance and resources are available through the PRC’s coordinated efforts with its federal partners, and the PRC will take the lead in helping the corrections field to implement the Department of Justice’s national PREA standards.
The PRC is a cooperative effort with a broad coalition of organizations with expertise and resources in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, victims' services, and sexual abuse prevention and response. You can find a full list of collaborating organizations here.