PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT
enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003. The purpose of the Act is to
establish a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual assault / harassment in prisons, jails, lock-ups
and other confinement facilities by developing and implementing national
standards for the detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison
applies to all public and private institutions that house adult and/or juvenile
offenders as well as community-based correctional agencies.
Middlesex County Office of Adult Corrections & Youth Services is committed
practice of “Zero-Tolerance” for any type of sexual violence and/or sexual
misconduct committed by offenders and/or employees.
a comprehensive level of commitment to the prevention of sexual violence and/or
sexual misconduct as well as providing a safe environment for staff, offenders
central coordination and oversight of all duties and activities related to
addressing sexual violence and/or sexual misconduct and ensuring compliance
with the requirements and intent of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.