Office of the Inspector General PREA Management Division


Vision Statement

It is the vision of the PREA Management Team to give a means to report sexual abuse and/or harassment.

    Mission Statement

    The PREA Management Team is committed to: ensuring inmates and staff are held accountable for their actions if they engage in sexual abuse and/or harassment of inmates or staff; train staff and inmates regarding sexual abuse and/or harassment in prison; and educate Staff and inmates on the Department’s Zero Tolerance Policy.

    To Report Institutional Sexual Assault (Abuse) and/or Sexual Harassment Anonymously

    If you wish to make an anonymous complaint or report information, click here.

    Contact the PREA Management Division by mail, email or phone.

    Office of the Inspector General, PREA Management Division
    P.O. Box 7011
    Carson City, NV 89702
    (775) 887-3247
    prea@doc.nv.gov

    NDOC requires forensic medical examinations to be used whenever possible for sexual assaults. Prior to the exam, the victim must agree to have the exam performed, and the exam must be performed within 72 hours of the time of the incident. All NDOC staff, contract employees and volunteers are required to attend PREA basic and periodic refresher training.

      Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA)

      The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and harassment. This law applies to all federal and state prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, juvenile facilities, and community correctional settings. New standards were published on the Federal Register June, 2012. NDOC is enhancing its effort towards implementation of the standards.

      The NDOC rules prohibit any form of sexual abuse, activity by a staff member or an inmate toward any other inmate. Beyond NDOC regulations, all substantiated cases where an inmate is forced or coerced to engage in sexual contact is considered Sexual Assault under Nevada Revised Statute 200.366 and the department will take every action possible to hold perpetrators accountable, including a referral for prosecution which could result in time in prison.

      It is against the law for staff, contractor, volunteer or visitor to engage in any type of sexual activity with an inmate. By Federal PREA law, an incarcerated person is unable to legally consent to sexual activity of any kind with a staff member, contractor or volunteer. This type of activity is referred to as Staff Sexual Misconduct, and is punishable up to and including prosecution, termination of employment, being banned from any Department property and possibly a civil suit.

      All allegations, reports and information of such incidents will be investigated thoroughly by the Office of the Inspector General and the employee, contractor, or volunteer will be held accountable if found guilty.