Prison Rape: Other Web Resources

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Federal Government

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Program
BJA provides leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy; this program supports States' efforts to prevent and eliminate rape between inmates in State and local detention facilities, and to safeguard the communities where inmates return.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
BJS is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics. In response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act, BJS developed the National Prison Rape Statistics Program (NPRSP), a series designed to collect multiple measures on the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault.

National Institute of Corrections Clearinghouse for Information About the Prison Rape Elimination Act
NIC provides training, technical assistance, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, State, and local corrections agencies and practitioners. NIC sponsors this site containing blog postings, published reports, and articles related to PREA.

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
Established by PREA, the Commission recommends standards to enhance the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of inmate sexual assault in U.S. prison systems. The Web site includes information on public hearings, resources, and statistics on prison rape.

Other National Organizations

Stop Prisoner Rape
SPR is a nonprofit, human rights organization whose mission is to end sexual assault behind bars. SPR supports policies that will promote government accountability for prisoner rape, change negative public attitudes toward the issue, and provide resources for survivors of this kind of violence.

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2010