WASHINGTON , June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released two reports:
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016, describes BJS's activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79). This report meets the PREA requirement to report on BJS's activities for the preceding calendar year by June 30 of each year.
Facility-level and Individual-level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012, examines facility impact on youth sexual victimization and also takes into account critical youth-level predictors. The report examines the facility-level correlates of youth sexual victimization and describes the circumstances surrounding youth victimization. It includes analysis of facility attributes that correspond to PREA standards. Findings are based on the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody and a companion facility survey.
TITLES: PREA DATA COLLECTION ACTIVITIES, 2016 (NCJ 249872) by Allen J. Beck of BJS.
FACILITY-LEVEL AND INDIVIDUAL-LEVEL CORRELATES OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION IN JUVENILE FACILITIES, 2012 (NCJ 249877) by Leanne Heaton, David Cantor, Carol Bruce, Weijia Ren, and John Hartge of WESTAT, and Allen J. Beck of BJS.
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 The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)