Howard County, IN

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. The bill was signed into Public Law 108-79 in September 2003 by President George W. Bush.
 
PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State and local prisoners making the prevention of sexual assault a top priority. It also increases the available data on sexual misconduct for administrators who fail to prevent, reduce and punish sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
 
The Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center supports the investigation of a person who commits acts of sexual misconduct within its facility. The Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity. The Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center has a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
 
You can learn more about PREA at NICIC.ORG
 
PREA REPORTING
 
If you were the victim of, or have any information about a sexual assault that has taken place in the Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center, we urge you to report the incident immediately.
 
All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted but you may still remain anonymous.
 
Contact Information: DCS HOTLINE: 1.800.800.5556