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Standards


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress.  This is the text of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

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. A copy of the rule can be found here DOJ Rule for National PREA Standards  

The National PREA Resource Center contains a copy of the Juvenile PREA Standards as well as a multitude of resources regarding PREA implementation.  A copy of the Juvenile PREA Standards can be found here by clicking PREA Juvenile Standards


Florida Department of Juvenile Justice PREA Policy & Procedures

DJJ has zero tolerance for any acts of sexual abuse, assault, misconduct, or harassment. Sexual activity between staff and juveniles, volunteers or contract personnel and juveniles, and juvenile and juvenile, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative and criminal disciplinary sanctions. The Department's PREA Policy FDJJ 1919, revised 4/16/19 can be found here: FDJJ 1919 


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