Visit the PREA Resource Centre website for more information on standards, guidelines and research. Facilities, programs and offices (inmate, operated or contracted) use the Standard Policy on Reporting Special Incidents to collect accurate and consistent data for each reported incident of sexual abuse and a set of definitions. The information shared on the TIP DJJ line can include the names of victims and identify their alleged attackers, so the TIP line can effectively lead to arrests and prosecutions. Whether inside or outside our security facilities, we want youth in all of our programs to use the TIP line to speak up and say « NO » to sexual abuse. We want to make sure that our residents are never intimidated when they ask for help, if they are victims of abuse. We also want our DJJ staff across the state to know that we are listening in the Commissioner`s office. If our employees or public partners have something important to report and want to keep it anonymous, all they have to do is fill out the email form on the TIP-Line website. A single reference to confidential information about potential gang activity, smuggling or illegal policy violations can have a positive impact on our safety, prevent injuries or even save a life. « This TIP line is another important security tool we are using to make this agency one of the best in the country. » « We encourage everyone who sees something to say something to protect our youth and employees. » Below are the Department of Correctional Services (DOC) forms that apply to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). These forms are for internal use only and are not available on the Website. You can obtain a copy of these forms by submitting a request for public documents. The Georgian Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) imposes a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on all forms of sexual abuse and harassment. The policy includes guidelines for employees to reduce the risk of sexual abuse in DJJ facilities, programs and offices (inmate, operated or contracted).
During the admissions process, staff will inform youth of the agency`s zero-tolerance policy on sexual abuse and report incidents or suspicions of sexual abuse in an age-appropriate manner. Youth will complete the « Youth Safety Guide » within 72 hours of arriving at an institution, program or office (inmate, operated or contracted). The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) is responsible for protecting the rights of inmates and offenders in the custody and supervision of the Department. This includes providing detainees with a safe environment free from sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Department has established a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment under the Elimination of Rape in Prison Act 2003. Zero tolerance applies not only to inmate-to-inmate incidents, but also to incidents involving employees, contractors and volunteers. The policy also includes the right of an inmate, employee or volunteer to be free from reprisal when reporting an incident or participating in an investigation. The Elimination of Rape in Prison Act (PREA) was passed unanimously by both parties in Congress in 2003. The purpose of the law is to « enable analysis of the frequency and impact of rape in prison in federal, state and local institutions, and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and ways to protect individuals from rape in prison. » (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003.) In addition to creating a mandate for important research through the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice, PREA funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Correctional Services has supported great efforts in many state correctional services, juvenile detention, community corrections, detention centres and penitentiary systems. All employees, contractors and volunteers are informed that they are required by law to promptly report incidents or allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment or sexual harassment.
Requests for technical assistance related to the PREA should be directed to the PREA Resource Centre. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Facilities, programs and offices ensure that Anglophones with Disabilities (LEPs), deaf or disabled youth can report sexual abuse directly to staff, through interpretive technologies or non-adolescent interpreters. « This project was supported by Grant #2011-RP-BX-0019 from the Justice Assistance Office. The Office of Assistance to Justice is part of the Programme of the Office of Justice, which includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention, the Bureau of Victims of Crime, the Office of Community Capacity Building and the Office of Convictions, Supervision, arrest and registration of sex offenders. and follow-up. The positions or opinions contained herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policy of the United States. Department of Justice. * Previous CAP annual totals for 2015 differ from the current CAP annual totals for 2015, as investigations were referred that revealed that the original claim did not reach the PREA level and therefore should not have been declared as a PREA claim. In addition, the results of the surveys had to be reclassified. For example, it was found that an allegation initially reported as sexual misconduct by staff was in fact an allegation of sexual harassment of staff and, as a result, the allegation was moved from the « Sexual misconduct of staff » column to the « Sexual harassment by employees » column. .