Prison Rape Elimination Act
Sexual abuse and sexual harassment is a criminal act that is absolutely incompatible with today’s core values, high standards of professionalism, and personal discipline. The Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility Jacksonville maintains a ZERO-tolerance policy approach in all cases of Justice, Bureau of Justice statistics, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for Prisons and Jails. It is the goal of the Brig to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment incidents that impact staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners. To reach this goal, the Brig has established a standardized and effective sexual assault prevention and victim assistance program at the command level. TPU/PCF personnel meets mandated reporting requirements without unduly compromising victim confidentiality or safety, or generating fear of reprisal; and will provide education to staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners on socially responsible standards of behavior, and factors that contribute to victimization.
It is TPU/PCF Jacksonville policy to ensure all allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or any form of sexual misconduct are referred for investigation to an agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal investigations, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior. The agency that conducts criminal investigations is the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). Administrative investigations are processed internally at the confinement facility. TPU/PCF Jacksonville is subject to an external audit by a Department of Justice certified auditor to ensure compliance with all of the required Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards. The Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards are available for public access and review at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
Rape or any form of sexual misconduct is not part of any sentence or confinement and the facility encourages any and all forms of reporting, to include prisoner family members and representatives, in confidence or anonymous, to the following agencies, community-based, or outside organizational resources:
PREA Compliance Manager
PO Box 86, Building 409
NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212-0086
POC: 904-542-1497 (DSN: 942-1497)
Naval Air Station Jacksonville Sexual Assault Coordinator
POC: 904-542-5024 (DSN: 942-5024)
Naval Air Station Assistant Sexual Assault Coordinator
POC: 904-542-5935 (DSN: 942-5935)
24 hour duty line is 904-548-7789 and Victim Advocate line is 904-910-9075
24 hour duty line is 877-995-5247 or www.safehelpline.org
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
2080 Child St, Jacksonville, FL 32214
Woman’s Center of Jacksonville, FL Rape Recovery Team
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Outside brig investigative authority)
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Bldg 111 Yorktown Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0058
Any and all questions or feedback or reference referral should be directed to the Brig PREA Compliance Manager.
Annual Confinement Report - (http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/correctionprograms/pages/PREA.aspx)