PREA

What is the Prison Rape Elimination Act? The Prison Rape Elimination Act is a federal law that was enacted by Congress in 2003 to support the detection, prevention and elimination of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, community facilities, and lock up facilities.

The National Standards on Juveniles seek to ensure that agencies comply with preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse within their facilities.
Policy of ODYS The Ohio Department of Youth Services has a zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. DYS strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for all youth in our custody through implementation of policy and procedure that has been developed in accordance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.
Reporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Youth in our care have the right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment and DYS has multiple avenues for youth, families, and staff to report allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

Phone
The DYS Tip Line (855) 577-7714
Mail
Office of Chief Inspector
4545 Fisher Rd, Suite D
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Stay Informed Pursuant to the PREA standards, ODYS conducts audits of its juvenile correctional facilities and community correctional facilities and the final reports of those audits are available below for review. Additionally, the survey of youth in custody is part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Prison Rape Statistics Program to gather mandated data on the prevalence of sexual assault in juvenile facilities and past years surveys are below.
The Survey of Youth in Custody is part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Prison Rape Statistics Program to gather mandated data on the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault in juvenile facilities under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. PREA requires a 10% sample of juvenile facilities to be listed by incidence of sexual assault. Data are collected directly from youth in a private setting using audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) technology with a touchscreen laptop and an audio feed to maximize youth confidentiality and minimize literacy issues.
For more information on PREA and the department’s efforts to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment, you can visit:
Contact Us For any additional questions or concerns, contact ODYS PREA Administrator Alex Stojsavljevic, at the information provided below:

Alex Stojsavljevic
PREA Administrator
4545 Fisher Road, Suite D
Columbus, Ohio 43228