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Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is a United States Federal law  that prohibits sexual abuse and sexual harassment in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities and other facilities and was signed into law on September 4, 2003. The purpose of this law is to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities.

The act also created the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and charged it with developing draft standards for the elimination of prison rape.  Those standards were published in June of 2009, and were turned over to the Department of Justice for review and passage as a final rule.  That final rule became effective August of 2012.  

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act Juvenile Facility Standards, the Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services Detention Center established a policy with a zero-tolerance approach to sexual abuse and sexual harassment against youth detained in the center or retaliation for reporting sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  Any sexual activity or sexual contact between a youth and a staff member, volunteer, or contractor is prohibited by U.S. Federal and Louisiana State laws.

PREA Frequently Asked Questions

PREA Facility Brochure

PREA Third Party Reporting Form

For more information or to make a report please:

-Call the Detention Manager at (337) 721-3900
-Call the toll-free number of Oasis Sexual Violence Program 1-800-223-8066
-Or complete the third-party reporting form and mail to the PREA Coordinator.