PREA-Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President Bush.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct within its facility. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
PREA Reporting Form
If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of any law enforcement agency or detention facility – or if you know of an incident of sexual assault of a person in the custody of any law enforcement agency or detention facility – we urge you to report the incident by using the e-mail form below. Your anonymity will be protected. If you fail to report an incident, you could be found to have acted with deliberate indifference towards the victim’s health and/or safety.
All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted, but you may still remain anonymous.
This form is to be used ONLY to report sexual assaults while in the custody of any law enforcement agency, and is not for the use of reporting other crimes. To report other crimes please call 911 or the Sheriff's Office directly at (352) 955-1818