Sept. 4, 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Today especially, Impact Justice and the National PREA Resource Center recognize the many survivors of abuse — those who have reported it and those who have endured in silence. Your strength motivates us to work every day to make the promise of PREA a reality. We also celebrate the many corrections and juvenile justice officials and community advocates across the country who are actively promoting sexual safety in jails, prisons, juvenile confinement facilities, lockups, and community corrections facilities. It takes regular attention and dedication to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and harassment in confinement. Our collective work is far from done. Learn more at prearesourcecenter.org.
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