PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT

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P.R.E.A. (PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT) OF 2003

In 2003 the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  Among other things, the act required the establishment of national standards for the prevention of sexual misconduct including a zero-tolerance policy.

 

Sexual Misconduct:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IS DEFINED AS ANY BEHAVIOR OR ACT OF A SEXUAL NATURE, DIRECTED TOWARDS A PERSON UNDER THE CARE, CUSTODY, OR SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT AND/OR COLLATERAL CONTACT BY THE PERSON IN AUTHORITY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FAMILY MEMBERS, EMPLOYERS, FRIENDS, AND OTHER CLOSE ASSOCIATES.                                    

 

 PROHIBITED BEHAVIORS: 

Prohibited behaviors between offenders, staff and offenders, include, but are not limited to the following:

Touching, hugging, kissing, sexual assault, penetration, fondling, inappropriate viewing, sexual conduct, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual gratification, romantic relationships, relationships between staff/offenders or outside the agency involvement between staff and offender.

 

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to Deter, Detect, Interrupt, & Respond.

  • Deter misconduct through the enforcement of established rules, policies and procedures.
  • Detect misconduct through vigilant observation for warning signs.
  • Interrupt identified ongoing misconduct.
  • Respond to sufferers of misconduct with an appropriate coordinated effort.

 

 

Custody Staff is prepared to accept, respond to, and investigate all types of reports and manners of reporting.

Our Staff shall take seriously ALL reports of Sexual Misconduct, including third-party reports.

Our Staff is alert to warning signs and prepared to implement approved procedures in response to incidents.

 

REPORTING AN INCIDENT:

If you are a victim of sexual misconduct while under the care, custody, or supervision of Kings County authorities, you may report the incident in the following ways:

  • Notify any jail staff verbally or in writing.
  • Report directly to police or your attorney.
  • Notify medical/mental health or chaplain.
  • Contact Kings Community Action Organization

          Crisis Support Services

          (877)727-3225

  • Office of the Inspector General

          (800)869-4499

If you notify anyone at all and it’s reported to jail staff by a third party, we will maintain confidentiality and investigate the incident.

 

REPORTED INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT:

ALLEGATIONS

UNFOUNDED

UNSUBSTANTIATED

SUBSTANTIATED

PENDING

CONVICTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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