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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

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Date Published
June 2016
5 pages
This report reviews the data-collection activities of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PRE A), which requires an annual comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of rapes in U.S. correctional facilities nationwide; the features of such reports are reviewed, along with some findings.

Describes the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79). The report summarizes BJS's efforts during 2015 and 2016, which included analyzing administrative records of sexual victimization in juvenile correctional facilities based on the Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV) and collecting data on incidents that occurred in adult and juvenile facilities during 2014. In addition, BJS and its data collection agents, RTI International and Westat, conducted further analyses of previous inmate and youth self-report surveys to provide a more comprehensive understanding of facility- and individual-level indicators of sexual victimization. This reports meets the PREA requirement to report on BJS's activities for the preceding calendar year by June 30 of each year.