From the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Toolkit, this guide discusses the prevention of sexual violence against LGBTI detainees. It addresses both policy change and practices that correctional facilities can incorporate.

This PCAR information packet is designed for sexual violence advocates to learn more about working with prisons.

In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed, and the PREA standards for corrections were introduced in May 2012. This packet will help advocates prepare to work with prisons as they implement PREA standards.

The packet includes: Facts about Sexual Assault in Prison, PREA-A Pennsylvania Perspective, Commonly Used Terms in Prisons, How to Implement an Institution-Based SART, What Happens when a person is Incarcerated in a State Prison, Working with Victims who are Inmates, and Understanding Rape in Prison

Experts invited to the NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable wrote these briefs to address topics essential to creating trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Systems. Brief topics include: current issues and new directions in creating trauma-informed systems, assessment and interventions, family engagement, continuity of care and cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed care in facilities, and racial disparities in the system.

Presents data from the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), conducted in 326 juvenile confinement facilities between February and September 2012, with a sample of 8,707 adjudicated youth. The report ranks facilities according to the prevalence of sexual victimization, as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79). The prevalence of victimization, as reported by youth during a personal interview, is based on sexual activity in the 12 months prior to the interview or since admission to the facility, if less than 12 months. This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also explores sexual victimization by the characteristics of both the perpetrator and youth at high risk of victimization, location and time of incidents, and nature of the relationship between youth and facility staff prior to sexual contact.

Este “resumen internacional” de Just Detention International discute abuso sexual en prisión, “una crisis global de los derechos humanos”. Este recurso está disponible en ocho idiomas.

Aequitas released Issue #8 of their Strategies Newsletter. The December 2012 edition offers information for prosecutors on sexual abuse in confinement.

Read Strategies Issue #8

This toolkit provides detailed information and guidance for juvenile justice agencies and facilities to implement Prison Rape Elimination Act standards. It guides organizations through effective implementation of prevention programs, early detection, and meaningful response to residents in these facilities.

Access the toolkit.

This report offers evidence to demonstrate that incarcerating kids doesn't work: Youth prisons do not reduce future offending, they waste taxpayer dollars, and they frequently expose youth to dangerous and abusive conditions. The report also shows that many states have substantially reduced their juvenile correctional facility populations in recent years, and it finds that these states have seen no resulting increase in juvenile crime or violence. Finally, the report highlights successful reform efforts from several states and provides recommendations for how states can reduce juvenile incarceration rates and redesign their juvenile correction systems to better serve young people and the public.

View this report and related links.

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report includes results from the second  National Inmate Survey (NIS-2) which includes data from 167 state and federal prisons, 286 jails, and 10 special confinement facilities operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Military, and correctional authorities in Indian country. It was administered to 81,566 inmates ages 18 or older. The report includes information on prevalence, circumstances surrounding victimization, facility rankings and variations based on gender, race, educational background, sexual orientation and previous sexual victimization.  4.4% of prison inmates and 3.1% of jail inmates reported one or more incidents of sexual victimization.

Presents data from the 2008-09 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), conducted in 195 juvenile confinement facilities between June 2008 and April 2009, with a sample of over 9,000 adjudicated youth. The report provides national-level and facility-level estimates of sexual victimization by type of activity, including youth-on-youth sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also includes an analysis of the experience of sexual victimization, characteristics of youth most at risk to victimization, where the incidents occur, time of day, characteristics of perpetrators, and nature of the injuries. Finally, it includes estimates of the sampling error for selected measures of sexual victimization and summary characteristics of victims and incidents.

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09

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