Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
PREA was adopted by the US Congress in 2003 and signed into law by President George W. Bush. It created national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to incidents of sexual abuse within confinement facilities.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy for the incidence of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
All incidents are thoroughly investigated, are subject to disciplinary action, including criminal charges, and will not be tolerated.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office has adopted the PREA standards set forth by the United States Department of Justice and has educated staff and inmates on recognizing, preventing, eradicating, and reporting any incidents that occur.
The department works diligently to maintain compliance and protect the vulnerable through education, awareness, and policy.