“There’s No Excuse” Campaign Calls on Governors to Protect Youth From the Dangers of Adult Jails and Prisons

“There’s No Excuse” Campaign Calls on Governors to Protect Youth From the Dangers of Adult Jails and Prisons

April 9, 2013 | by  | Campaign for Youth Justice

In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which restricts the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons across the nation. The PREA regulations have been enacted to address the risk of sexual victimization that youth experience in the criminal justice system.

In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which restricts the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons across the nation. The PREA regulations have been enacted to address the risk of sexual victimization that youth experience in the criminal justice system.

Click here to learn more about the Campaign for Youth Justice’sThere’s No Excuse” campaign and find out how you can take action and spread the word in your state.

For more information about PREA, check out NCCD’s PREA Resource Center, a collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and NCCD that serves as the national source for eliminating sexual assault in confinement.