Monday, August 20, 2012

Are Group homes covered by PREA

We are reading the PREA standards and our attorney position is that confinement not group homes. My understanding from all of you is:
ANY state contracted residence that house adjudicated delinquents must meet PREA.


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  2. Jay, I expect that the Department of Justice would disagree with your attorney's position. I would encourage him/her to review the preamble to the final PREA Standards, p. 17 under General Definitions, where the DOJ explicitly states "All juvenile facilities, including group homes and halfway houses, are governed by the Standards for Juvenile Facilities." (bold/italics added)

    Hope that is helpful.

    Caleb S. Asbridge
    Senior Associate, Juvenile Services
    The Moss Group, Inc.
    1312 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 510-9684