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Vera has been involved in PREA-related work since 2006, when staff assisted the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission in developing draft standards and a final report. Vera has continued this work, including the Sexual Assault Response Teams in Corrections Project, a three-year pilot program implemented in Johnson County, Kansas. Through this project, Vera helped the Johnson County Department of Corrections form a partnership with the county’s sexual assault response team (SART) and develop a comprehensive sexual assault response policy for an adult community confinement facility and a local juvenile facility. The SARTs in Corrections website reflects the project’s work and the lessons learned throughout the process and features a guide to help facilities implement the PREA standards.