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Press Release: Idaho Juvenile Detention Center Becomes First PREA Compliant Facility in the U.S.
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The Canyon County Board of Commissioners has announced that the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center (SWIDJDC) in Caldwell has become the first facility in full compliance with the PREA standards.  It is the first incarceration facility of any kind in the United States to be certified as being compliant with the standards of the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). More from the February 14, 2014 press release:

"For juvenile facilities, there are approximately 182 standards that must be met to be considered “PREA compliant.” Several standards require the facility to partner with an outside support services agency to furnish any victims with emotional support and counseling. To accomplish this, Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) stepped in to fill the role. Jett is very excited with the partnership that was forged after meeting several times with AAFV CEO Kim Ivacek."

“We want to commend Steve and his staff for this incredible accomplishment,” said Commissioners Rule, Alder and Hanson. “To become the first facility in the nation to be PREA compliant is a testament to the hard work and dedication they show each and every day while working with at-risk juveniles. It’s great to see Canyon County be a leader in this important field.”

Click here to read original press release.

For additional resources from NIC – PREA/Offender Sexual Abuse

Posted Wed, Feb 26 2014 12:48 PM by S. Cairns
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