PREA Resources for Health Care Providers


NCCHC is playing a vital role in supporting correctional institutions in implementation and compliance with health care aspects of the Prison Rape Elimination Act with education, curriculum development and technical assistance. NCCHC was selected by the National PREA Resource Center for this role based on expertise in correctional health care standards, facility compliance and auditing.

In April, NCCHC pilot tested specialty training for medical and mental health care practitioners. The curriculum includes information on detecting and assessing signs of sexual abuse and harassment, the medical forensic examination and forensic evidence preservation; effective and professional responses and reporting.

In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice began auditing facilities to assure compliance with the Act. For technical assistance, health care practitioners should contact the PRC at

Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer: This project was supported by Grant No. 2010--RP--BX--K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.

The information below has been compiled to help the field address the need for correctional health care provider training on the PREA standards.


Watch video presentations on PREA from NCCHC conferences.