Passed in 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law that is focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, lockups and other facilities. PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment right (constitutional right prohibiting cruel or unusual punishment) of federal, state and local youth offenders. Renaissance has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The goal of the law and the agency’s zero tolerance policy is to prevent, detect and respond to such conduct. Youth have the right to protection and to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment. A youth may report sexual abuse or sexual harassment to administration, program staff, social workers, probation officers, or anyone the youth trusts to make the report to. All reports shall be referred for investigation according to PREA standards. There will be no retaliation for reporting any legitimate incidents of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. If you suspect sexual abuse or sexual harassment at Renaissance, you may call the Director at 318-473-0530 or you may call the Alexandria Police Department.
For further information or to make a report:
- Call the PREA Coordinator at (318) 473-0530
- Complete the third party reporting form and mail to the PREA Coordinator
PO Box 7997
Alexandria, LA 71306
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In compliance with Section 115.388 and 115.389 of the PREA standards, Renaissance has reviewed data collected and an annual report of data collected shall be available upon request. DOJ audit contents and finding reports shall also be made available upon request.