Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 establishes a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of resident sexual assault and rape; makes prevention of resident sexual assault and rape a top priority in each detention facility; develops/implements national standards for the detection, prevention, and punishment of prison rape; increases available data and information of the incidence of resident sexual assault and rape; standardizes the definitions used for data collection; increases accountability of detention officials who fail to detect, prevent, reduce and punish prison rape; and protects the Eighth Amendment rights of federal, state and local residents.

It is the policy of the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center to ensure that sexual activity between staff and residents, volunteers or contract personnel and residents, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative and criminal disciplinary sanctions.