The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) to address the issue of sexual abuse of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional facilities. PREA calls for federal, state, and local corrections agencies and private correctional providers to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding prison rape in prisons, jails, police holding areas, and other correctional confinement facilities. The Act applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and to community-based correctional agencies.

SMART Zero Tolerance Policy

SMART has a zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of residents. Sexual abuse and sexual harassment of any type is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This means, all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment, whether it is perpetrated by staff or another resident will be thoroughly investigated, administratively and/or criminally. Additionally, SMART prohibits any form of retaliation for reporting allegations and/or cooperating with investigations related to sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

PREA Online Reporting

(Please select the form for the SMART program when following the link)

Please mail a letter to the facility:
Travis County Community Justice Services
ATTN: Assessment and Treatment Services Division Director
PO Box 2245
Austin, TX 78768

Third Party Additional Reporting Methods

PREA Ombudsman Office
PO Box 99 Hunstville, TX 77342-0099

Rodolfo Pérez, Jr., Director

411 W 13th St,
7th Floor, Ste 722,
Austin, TX 78701

McKinney Falls Phone: (512) 854-2723
McKinney Falls Fax: (512) 854-4612
Burnet Road Phone: (512) 854-9775
Burnet Road Fax: (512) 854-5433
Central Phone: (512) 854-4600
Central Fax: (512) 854-4606
Voice-4-Net: (800) 451-3887

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2245, Austin, TX, 78768-2245

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