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Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. The purpose of the Act is to eliminate sexual assault and staff sexual abuse in prisons, jails, police lockups, private prisons, juvenile facilities and community confinement facilities. The National PREA Standards for Adult Prisons became effective on August 20, 2012. Agencies are required to comply with these standards by demonstrating zero tolerance; not merely by words and written policy, but through their actions, including what they do to prevent sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment and the response when this occurs.
Except where otherwise provided in statutes and/or local law enforcement agreements, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will conduct all investigations into allegations of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. The OIG is responsible to conduct criminal and administrative investigations on allegations of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and retaliation resulting from reporting one of these incidents pursuant to C.R.S. 17-1-103.8.
Community correction facilities have an obligation to contact local law enforcement except for return-to-custody offenders. For return-to-custody offenders, the OIG will conduct the investigations.
In accordance, to C.R.S. 17-1-103.8 (2) (a) (III), in the City and County of Denver, the Denver Police Department conducts criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment related investigations. Crimes will immediately be reported and Denver Police may complete the investigation and report the findings to the District Attorney.
If you wish to report an alleged incident of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment on behalf of an offender you may:
Report by U.S. Mail
Attn: PREA Administrator
1250 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
Report by email
Report by telephone:
PREA Reporting line at 1-855-855-0611
Toll-free TIPS line at 877-DOC-TIPS (877-362-8477)
Use the PREA Incident Report Form
Reporting parties please note the following:
CDOC PREA Administrative Regulation
Offender Crime Victim Rights
PREA Resource Guide
Just Detention International
PREA standard 115.87 requires data be collected and aggregated on sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment incidents for CDOC and private prisons.
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
In accordance with PREA standards 115.401 Frequency and scope of audits and 115.403 Audit contents and findings:
Denver Complex (Colorado Correctional Center, Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center, Denver Women's Correctional Facility) audit completed April 2-4 and April 7-9, 2014 Report
Sterling Correctional Facility audit completed May 12-15, 2014 Report
Delta Correctional Center audit completed June 2-3, 2014 Report
Rifle Correctional Center audit completed June 4-5, 2014 Report
Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility audit completed July 14-17, 2014 Report
Trinidad Correctional Facility audit completed October 20-22, 2014 Report
Youthful Offender System audit completed November 18-19, 2014 Report
Limon Correctional Facility audit completed June 8-10, 2015 Report
Centennial Correctional Facility/Colorado State Penitentiary audit completed July 19-23, 2015 Report
La Vista Correctional Facility and San Carlos Correctional Facility audit completed July 15-17, 2015 Report
Buena Vista Correctional Complex audit completed May 23-25, 2016 Report
Colorado Territorial Correctional Faciltiy audit completed January 26-28, 2016
Canon Minimum Center audit completed April 7-9, 2016 Report
Fremont Correctional Facility audit completed April 4-6, 2016 Report