PREA Requirements

ACHIEVING COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT

Signed by the Attorney General on May 16, 2012 and released to the United States

Department of Justice on May 17, 2012

In 2016, Vista Maria completed the Juvenile Justice Residential Facility Sexual Abuse Data Census Survey.  Data was measured in the following areas:  non-consensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, youth and staff sexual harassment, and staff sexual misconduct.  Vista Maria pleasantly reported zero substantiated complaints in any of the above listed areas.  One allegation of staff misconduct was reported, however, evidence was insufficient to make a final determination that any inappropriate events had actually occurred and the complaint was not substantiated.

Vista Maria encourages all youth, staff, volunteers and the public to report any potential suspected or actual sexual abuse or any type of abuse or neglect.  For such allegations, a report can be filed directly with Child Protective Services at (855) 444-3911.

Attached is a copy of Vista Maria’s PREA policy regarding understanding and maintaining PREA compliance.

For additional resources, contact Vista Maria at (313) 271-3050 or First Step at (888) 453-5900