Meet Our Staff: Jenni Trovillion – Implementing PREA Standards

September 12, 2013 | National Council on Crime and Delinquency


With four years of experience with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and 10 years working on state and national criminal justice initiatives, Jenni Trovillion is committed to supporting effective practice within the justice system. Currently she supports NCCD’s presence in Washington, DC, as an associate director and is co-director of the National PREA Resource Center (PRC). With these two roles, Jenni supports the nationwide implementation of the Department of Justice PREA standards, while also maintaining an NCCD presence in Washington, DC.

Jenni’s work for the PRC is focused on ensuring the provision of effective and efficient training and technical assistance to those responsible for state and local adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections, lockups, tribal organizations, and inmates and their families in their efforts to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. 

More recently, Jenni and the PRC team have been supporting the establishment of the first federal audit of state and local corrections. The audit’s implementation is historic. It will assess facility compliance with the PREA standards, and all confinement facilities covered under the PREA standards must be audited at least every three years to be considered PREA compliant.

Jenni works with many others to support the implementation of the PREA standards. She works closely with PRC Co-Director Michela Bowman as well as NCCD staff members Justin Brown, Scott Catey, Kathleen Dennehy, David Gaspar, Tara Graham, Tejal Mankad, Deirdre O’Connor, Peggy Ritchie, and Sarah True, along with external training and technical assistance partners. 

In the past, Jenni worked as a liaison for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the congressional appropriations committees, where she supported communications regarding OJP’s policy and budget priorities. She began her career with the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana.

For more information on the PREA Resource Center, please contact Jenni Trovillion or visit the PRC website.