Site is national resource for training and technical assistance to eliminate sexual assault in confinement
OAKLAND, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) today announced the launch of the website for the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
Established through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and NCCD, the PRC serves as a national resource for online and direct support, training, technical assistance, and research to assist adult and juvenile corrections, detention, tribal detention, and law enforcement professionals in their ongoing work to eliminate sexual assault in confinement.
"NCCD and the PRC are excited to offer the valuable resources available on the PRC website to corrections, detention, and law enforcement professionals, and to all who play a role in preventing and responding to sexual abuse in confinement," said Alex Busansky, President of NCCD. "We look forward to working with the field to ensure that this site provides the most up-to-date research and user-friendly resources to help combat sexual abuse in confinement."
The PRC website offers an extensive library of information about the Department of Justice's national PREA standards and the law, research on sexual abuse in confinement and evaluation of practices and procedures, and guides and handbooks to aid in policy development and implementation. The Training and Technical Assistance section of the website provides detailed information about PRC's four strategies for assisting the field with PREA implementation. Website visitors can learn about trainings supported by the PRC, read about PREA implementation going on around the country in the "PREA in Action" series, and request assistance directly from the PRC. Upcoming trainings and webinars will be posted in the Training and Technical Assistance section of the website, as well as on the News & Events page.
The launch of the PRC's website is an exciting and important next step in a long-standing campaign to eliminate rape and sexual assault in confinement facilities.
The PRC is assisted in its work by its partners, including Abt Associates, AEquitas, the American Correctional Association, the American Probation and Parole Association, American University's Washington College of Law's Project on Addressing Prison Rape, the Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc., the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Just Detention International, the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare, the Moss Group, and the Vera Institute of Justice. As the PRC's work expands, these organizations will be joined by other experts and leaders around the country.
About NCCD: NCCD promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. For more information, visit www.nccdglobal.org.
SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency