The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law enacted in 2003, was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. In addition to providing federal funding for research, programs, training, and technical assistance to address the issue, the legislation mandated the development of national standards. The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission developed recommended national standards for reducing prison rape. The final standards became effective June 20, 2012, when they were published by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Federal Register. More recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released final standards for DHS confinement facilities, effective May 6, 2014. [National PREA Resource Center]
NorthWest Community Corrections Center mandates zero-tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse or assault. To report incidents of sexual abuse or assault, you may call 419-318-7059 to leave an anonymous voice message. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your reports will be taken seriously. All allegations are referred to the Wood County Sheriff's Office for investigation.