What is the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties of the United States Congress. The intent of the act is 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 (juveniles and adults) from prison rape.” In 2009, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission published standards for the elimination of prison rape. These standards were passed as a final rule by the Department of Justice, effective August 2012. To learn more about PREA please visit

PREA Readiness Audits

  •  LBIC offers competitive rates for conducting PREA Readiness Audits. LBIC’s CEO is a former PREA Auditor and other LBIC consultants used for PREA Readiness Audits are either current or former certified PREA Auditors.
  • LBIC has several consultants that are experienced in working with management, staff and inmates/residents within the settings (prisons/jails, lockup, community confinement and juvenile facilities), required to receive PREA audits.

Consultation/Technical Assistance

  • LBIC consultation services are designed to ensure facilities fully integrate PREA Standards into the facility’s policies, procedures and practices.
  • LBIC consultants are available both prior to an audit occurring and/or after an audit has occurred to provide technical assistance related to PREA Standards, pre-audit, audit and post audit processes, and the development and implementation of corrective action plans.


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