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Publication PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 28, 2016    NCJ 249872

Describes the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79). The report summarizes BJS's efforts during 2015 and 2016, which included analyzing administrative records of sexual victimization in juvenile correctional facilities based on the Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV) and collecting data on incidents that occurred in adult and juvenile facilities during 2014. In addition, BJS and its data collection agents, RTI International and Westat, conducted further analyses of previous inmate and youth self-report surveys to provide a more comprehensive understanding of facility- and individual-level indicators of sexual victimization. This reports meets the PREA requirement to report on BJS's activities for the preceding calendar year by June 30 of each year.

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Part of the PREA Publications Series

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National Inmate Survey (NIS)
National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC)
Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV) (Formerly Survey of Sexual Violence)

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