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Oregon PREA Resource Workgroup

 

PREA Coordinator, 503-378-5313
Oregon PREA Resource Workgroup
​Hosted by Oregon Youth Authority
Professional Standards Office
 
Cooperation, Collaboration and a Combination of ideas, materials, policies, training, about all things PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) comprise this State of Oregon workgroup.

The idea started when Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) created the National PREA Resource Workgroup to share information about PREA throughout the nation. OYA created the Oregon PREA Resource Workgroup to share information throughout the state.

Mission:
Oregon PREA Resource Workgroup (OPRW) is a statewide voice in the implementation and compliance with the National PREA Standards and reinforces zero-tolerance for sexual abuse and harassment in Oregon juvenile and adult criminal justice system.

Membership:
The Oregon PREA Resource Workgroup (OPRW) is made up of members from Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), Oregon Youth Authority (OYA), County Juvenile Detentions, County Jails, Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force (ORSATF), and Law Enforcement, met for their initial meeting September 28, 2012 and will meet monthly and no less than quarterly.
 
If you would like to join the workgroup please contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.
 
Workgroup Co-Chairs:

 PREA Coordinator, Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) PREA Coordinator (503) 373-7203

 Ericka Sage, Department of Corrections (DOC) (503) 947-9950

 

OPRW Objectives:
• Maintain representation that is reflective of Oregon’s criminal justice system
• Identify best practices for compliance with National PREA Standards
• Support compliance to best practices
• Identify and advocate for potential resources and opportunities
• Collaborate with National PREA Resource Workgroup (NPR–Work) and other national partners
• Explore and distribute information that supports compliance with auditing standards
• Engage with and keep the Governor’s Office informed of compliance to PREA standards statewide
PREA Background and Overview:

 

2003​​

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in correctional institutions, provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.

2009​
 The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission published draft standards for the elimination of prison rape and turned them over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for review and passage as a final rule.
2012​
The final rule became effective August 20, 2012 and the first three year auditing period begins August 2013. Governors are tasked with certification, in their state, of compliant or non compliant by August 2016. A loss of 5% funding will occur if the state is non compliant.​
 

 

 
 
This site is hosted by Oregon Youth Authority as a resource for our national partners.
If you are having problems with this site, contact prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us