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NCJ Number: 236500 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities
Author(s): Carrie Abner
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2006-RP-BX-K001
Sale Source: American Probation and Parole Assoc
P.O. Box 11910
Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40578
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report addresses sexual abuse prevention in tribal detention facilities.
Abstract: This report explains how tribal detention staff can build on existing efforts to protect the safety of inmates and facilities through the enhancement of policies and procedures for the prevention of and responses to sexual abuse. It provides information to tribal detention professionals, as well as tribal leaders, on the key policy and practice issues for the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual abuse perpetrated on those under correctional supervision in Indian, Country, including juvenile detention facilities, police lock-ups, and jails. The U.S. Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, which supports the elimination, reduction, and prevention of sexual assault, including abuse by correctional staff and by inmates, in Federal, State, and local prisons; jails, lock-ups; private facilities; and community residential facilities. Primary to PREA is the establishment of a zero tolerance standard for the incident of sexual assault in corrections settings. Suggestions are provided to help guide tribal detention facilities and professionals in improving their capacity to properly prevent and respond to sexual violence. Additionally, key resources are highlighted that have been designed to assist tribal detention professionals on how to address this issue. Figures, references, and a list of suggested readings
Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault; Tribal
Index Term(s): Corrections agencies; Corrections internal security; Corrections management; Corrections victims services
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