Tuesday, November 26, 2013

End Silence: The Project on Addressing Prison Rape

End Silence: The Project on Addressing Prison Rape
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Mission
The Project on Addressing Prison Rape is committed to eliminating sexual abuse for individuals in custodial settings. The Project on Addressing Prison Rape is a leader in addressing the implications and implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and its national standards. Since 2000, the Project on Addressing Prison Rape has provided training, technical assistance and legal guidance for correctional agencies, advocates and survivors who want to effectively prevent, respond and eliminate sexual abuse in custodial settings.

Overall, the Project on Addressing Prison Rape has four goals: (1) training; (2) technical assistance; (3) legal expertise regarding sexual abuse in custodial settings; and (4) providing guidance on issues correctional agencies and advocates face in addressing PREA and responing to sexual abuse in custodial settings.

History
Since 2000, The American University, Washington College of Law (WCL) Project on Addressing Prison Rape has been funded by government and private grantors to address and respond to sexual abuse of people in custody. The Project on Addressing Prison Rape has continually provided training, technical assistance and guidance to high level corrections decision makers on key issues in addressing and responding to The Prison Rape Elimination Act.


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