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Prison Rape Elimination Act

Prison Rape Elimination Act

 

PREA

1. How does PREA impact the Juvenile Court of Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) addresses the detection, elimination and prevention of sexual abuse in all incarceration facilities throughout the United States. PREA directs the collection and dissemination of information on the incidence of juvenile on juvenile sexual violence as well as staff sexual misconduct with juveniles in custody.

2. To whom does PREA apply?

PREA applies to all public and private institutions that house juvenile and/or adult offenders, males or females. PREA is applicable to the smallest residential facility as well as facilities that hold hundreds of juveniles.

3. Prison Rape Elimination Action Acknowledgement Statement

The Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center has a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. We are committed to ensuring a safe, humane and secure environment, free from the threat of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of all detainees and staff/volunteers/contracted personnel/interns.

4. How do I report sexual abuse or harassment?

If you suspect sexual abuse or harassment has happened at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, you have several options for reporting. All reports are investigated and we take each of them very seriously. These options include:

Contacting Facility Administration

-     Marcus Hannah, Administrator

o   (334) 876-4809

o   marcushannah@att.net

-     Kimberly Bonner, PREA Coordinator

o   (334) 412-5446

o   kcbonner@outlook.com

Tanika Brown, PREA Compliance Manager

o   (334) 419-3310

o   tanikanbrown@gmail.com

Contacting Selma Police Department

Contacting the 24 Hour Hotline

-     STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)

o   1-(888)-908-7273

Contacting the Rural Case Manager

-     Danielle George (Family Sunshine Center)

o   (334) 399-1451 (8a-5p)

Contacting the Lighthouse Counseling Center

o   www.lighthouse.org

o   111 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36109

 

Investigative Procedure PREA Standard 115.322

Policy:                                      

The Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center shall ensure that an administrative or criminal investigation is completed for all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. It is the policy of this facility that all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment are referred to an agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal investigations, unless the allegations do not involve potentially criminal behavior. All referrals shall be documented.

This policy shall be published on the facility's website. If a separate entity is responsible for conducting criminal investigations, the publication shall describe the responsibilities of both the facility and the investigating entity.