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There is no excuse for abuse


  • Abuse Registry Hotline: 1-800-962-2873

  • DJJ Central Communications Center: 1-800-355-2280

  • Call Your Local Law Enforcement

what is the prison rape elimination act (prea)?

The PREA was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act is to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.”  The act also creates the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and charges it with developing standards for the elimination of prison rape. The original standards were published in June 2009 and turned over to the Department of Justice for review and passage as a final rule. That final rule became effective August 20, 2012. The National PREA Resource Center contains a copy of the standards as well as a multitude of resources regarding PREA implementation.

twin oaks and prea

Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. has a ZERO TOLERANCE for any acts of sexual abuse, assault, misconduct, or harassment.  Sexual activity between staff and juveniles, volunteers, or sub-contracted personnel and juveniles, and juvenile and juvenile, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative and criminal disciplinary sanctions.

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