Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Youth in Correctional Settings: Comments Submitted to Department of Justice in response to proposed PREA Standards

PREA Comments

On May 10, 2010, the Equity Project joined the nation’s leading LGBT civil rights groups and the nation’s leading juvenile justice reform organizations in submitting two sets of comments to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to adopt the proposed NPREC standards to prevent sexual abuse in prisons, jails, and youth facilities. The comments expressed strong support for the standards with suggested modifications to strengthen the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people from sexual abuse.