Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Zero Tolerance for Sexual Assault
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) mandates a ZERO TOLERANCE toward
all forms of sexual abuse and harassment. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA)
is the first United States federal law passed dealing with the sexual assault of prisoners.
The bill was signed into law on September 4, 2003. It established a set of standards that
protect the Eight Amendment Right(constitutional right probhiting cruel and unusal punishment)
of incarcerated individuals from sexual abuse.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act applies to:
- All public and private institutions that house adult or
juvenile offenders and to community-based correctional agencies.
- Staff working in correctional settings who may receive a
report of sexual abuse either between inmates or of a staff member toward an inmate.
The Office of Victim Services will ensure that all victims of sexual assault in our facilities
will receive the same level of services as victims in the community.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE IN THE CARE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
LET US KNOW!!!!
Georgia Department of
Human Services/Division of Family and Children Services
Report Child Abuse and Neglect
DJJ Office of Victim Services
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