Can you please give me an example of the language that is used in contracts regarding being compliant with PREA standards? We are working on contracts right now and need to include this.
Hi here is what Georgia uses and we are looking at using in our contracts. I talked to Adam from Georgia and they ran it through all the legal reviews and standard reviews from the top down and it held up. It is simple and leaves room for the auditing of the program, as is required by standards, but puts the compliance on the program. It is impossible to micro manage these programs, but we are required to audit 1/3 of our facilities and contracted facilities each year starting August 2013 and finish in a three year cycle.
Contractor will comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Federal Law 42. U.S.C. 15601 ET. Seq.), and with all applicable PREA Standards, DJJ Policies related to PREA and DJJ Standards related to PREA for preventing, detecting, monitoring, investigating, and eradicating any form of sexual abuse within DJJ Facilities/Programs /Offices owned, operated or contracted. Contractor acknowledges that, in addition to "self-monitoring requirements" DJJ will conduct announced or unannounced, compliance monitoring to include "on-site" monitoring. Failure to comply with PREA, including PREA Standards and DJJ Policies may result in termination of the contract”