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Survey met PREA requirement of not less than 10% of facilities

How sexual violence was measured

8,200 allegations of sexual violence Nationwide in 2004

2,100 substantiated incidents of sexual violence, 30% of completed investigations

In State prisons, fewer than 20% of alleged  nonconsensual sexual acts were substantiated

In juvenile facilities, a third of alleged nonconsensual sexual acts were substantiated

In State prisons, two-thirds of alleged incidents of staff sexual misconduct were unsubstantiated or unfounded

In juvenile facilities, fewer than 20% of alleged incidents of staff sexual misconduct were substantiated

Other highlights

Gender differences in staff misconduct

Sanctions imposed on perpetrators

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Multi-measure, multi-mode strategy

BJS has cooperative agreements with
major survey firms to implement surveys

Fundamental task is facility-level estimates

Survey content and questions

Surveys will be anonymous and confidential

Special challenges in juvenile facilities

Tentative implementation schedule