Department of Homeland Security PREA Standards

On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Federal Register published the Department of Homeland Security's proposed Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on December 6, 2012 in a press release that these standards were being sent to the Federal Registry for official publication.

December 19, 2012 marks the beginning of the 60-day public comment period. For more information on submitting comments click here.