Vermont Prison Rape Elimination Act Project

Dates: 2007-2008

State: Vermont

Client(s): New Hampshire Department of Education

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health

The VT Dept. of Corrections contracted with JSI to develop program monitoring procedures for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) program; to develop measurements for the cultural assessment process related to the identification of sexual assault indicators and staff and inmate perceptions of safety in the system; to develop data collection and reporting mechanisms to improve existing surveillance activities on incidents; and to construct a database that supports this process.