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PREA Audits by Our Department of Justice Certified Auditors

Integrity Consulting, Auditing and Training, LLC, through our network of experienced and highly qualified Department of Justice certified auditors, performs facility audits as mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. 

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is the United States federal law intended to deter the sexual assault of prisoners.  The purpose of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) 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 from prison rape.” 

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The National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (PREA Standards) require all covered confinement facilities to be audited at least once during every three-year audit cycle.  Under almost all circumstance, the Department of Justice requires that Certified PREA auditors will perform the PREA audits as an independent contractor.

 

Our current PREA independent contractors and partners have the following experience:

 

  • Over the last three years, auditors have conducted over 50 plus PREA audits in prisons, jails, community confinement facilities, lockups and juvenile facilities.

 

  • Auditors and consultants have over 100 plus combined years of experience in corrections and auditing.

 

  • Auditors and consultants have developed PREA policies and procedures for correctional agencies.

 

  • Auditors and consultants have created and executed PREA training and other correctional training, including special response teams, defensive tactics, firearms, mental health populations, LGBTQ, and similar training. 

 

  • Auditors and consultants have experience implementing PREA in correctional settings and managing PREA in correctional settings.

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The latest three-year PREA audit cycle has incorporated changes including possible partial virtual audits. 

Starting in Spring 2022, the current paper audit instrument option will be retired, and auditors will be required to use the PREA Online Audit System (OAS) to conduct audits and complete their reporting requirements.  Our auditors are current on these changes.

Most facilities use a “Request for Proposal” and “Response to Request for Proposal” or similar format to select PREA compliance auditors. That process is our normal method of operation; however, if you have any specific questions or need any additional information, please contact us at:

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