The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law passed in 2003 to guide correctional institutions about detecting, preventing, and reducing sexual abuse/misconduct in confinement settings. While the law specifically pertains to confinement facilities, the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF) is embracing the culture of PREA throughout our department with the goal of keeping our staff and clients safe.
Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF) has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of sexual behavior, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct of resident-on-resident or staff-on-resident. Staff includes: employee, volunteer, official visitor, or contract staff.
All residents are educated on how to report such acts while at the JAF. If you or someone you know has been victimized, or may be at risk of being a victim, report it immediately.
All reports are taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated. False reports will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
A person who becomes aware of, suspects, or otherwise has knowledge of any sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or retaliation at the JAF or at any other juvenile facility must immediately report the information in any of the following ways:
Sexual Abuse Incidents Reported:
PREA Juvenile Facility Standards
Victim Support Services