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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reports




Federal Reports

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report

The Survey of Sexual Victimization Report is a U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, annual report that collects data from state operated juvenile facilities on youth-on-youth and staff-on-youth sexual assault and harassment incidents. This report complies with the PREA standard on Data Collection §115.387 (f).

This report does not identify incidents by specific facility, nor does it include data on contracted residential facilities.

Auditor Reports

Calendar year 2015 was the first year DYRS facilities were audited for PREA compliance as referenced under PREA Standard §115.393: “Audit of Standards.” Listed below are the final audit reports of Delaware’s state facilities as well as Delaware’s contracted juvenile facilities.

Ferris School

New Castle County Detention Center

People Place

Residential Cottages

Stevenson House Detention Center

Division Reports

DYRS PREA Annual Report

The DYRS PREA Annual Report provides information on the number of reported allegations by specific state operated and contracted juvenile justice residential facilities.  Data includes the type of allegation, if the allegation was either youth-on-youth or staff-on-youth, and the result of the investigation.
This report complies with PREA standard §115.387 (b): “Data Collection”, and PREA standard §115.388 (c): “Data Review for Corrective Action,” on providing an “approved annual report” to the general public.