The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with a purpose to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” The Department of Justice passed the final rule on PREA Standards which became federally mandated effective August 20, 2012.
The Office of Community Corrections is committed to supporting the full implementation of PREA with the goal of preventing, reducing and eliminating sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and sexual abuse in Colorado community corrections facilities. This goal will be met by supporting Colorado community corrections facilities to:
PREA Crisis Hotline For emotional support and crisis intervention. The calls are free, confidential and not recorded. 800-809-2344 DOC TIPSline 877-362-2344
Screening for risk of sexual victimization or abusiveness form (use for both Diversion and DOC clients )
Staff sexual conduct with a community corrections client may be a felony offense C.R.S. 18-7-701.
Definitions from C.R.S. 18-4-401
The National PREA Resource Center (PRC) website contains many resources including articles, webinars and access to technical assistance resources. The PRC curricula page has access to free training modules designed to address PREA requirments for staff training, client education and other topics. You can also find online training resources at the NIC PREA training page. The PRC FAQ's page provides answers to a variety of specific PREA questions.
Office of Community Corrections PREA Coordinator: Jim Pyle firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 239-4460
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