WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014, which fulfills the requirement under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79) for the Attorney General to submit to Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of BJS for the preceding calendar year.
During 2013 and the first four months of 2014, BJS issued four reports:
1. Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12 (May 2013), which ranks facilities according to the prevalence of sexual victimization, as required under PREA.
2. Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012 (June 2013), which provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity.
3. Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009–11 (January 2014) which presents counts of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported to correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
4. Survey of Sexual Violence in Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009–11 - Statistical Tables (January 2014), which provides tables that accompany the latter report.
In addition, BJS began further analysis of the past inmate self-report surveys to provide a fuller understanding of facility- and individual-level predictors of sexual victimization.
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014 (NCJ 245694)
Allen J. Beck
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs