It is the policy of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) to comply with the provisions set forth in the Prison Rape Elimination Act* (PREA).  This policy addresses the prevention, intervention, treatment, investigation, tracking and reporting of inmate/detainee sexual assault/battery and staff sexual misconduct/harassment.
 
We have a zero tolerance policy for incidents of inmate/detainee-on-inmate/detainee sexual assault/battery and staff sexual misconduct/harassment towards inmate/detainees.
 
We will make every effort to provide all inmate/detainees with a safe, humane, and secure environment, free from the treat of sexual assault/battery and staff misconduct/harassment.  As part of the orientation process, inmate/detainees are provided information regarding sexual assault/battery and staff sexual misconduct/harassment.
 
Report of victimization can be made confidentially and/or anonymously, in writing or verbally.  We accept any and all reports pertaining to sexual victimization, from inmates, staff, family, attorneys and/or any other third party person.
 
All complaints of sexual assault/battery and staff sexual misconduct/harassment are thoroughly investigated by the appropriate authorities.  Information regarding a sexual assault/battery or sexual misconduct/harassment shall be only disclosed to those who need to know for the purpose of investigation, decision making, and/or prosecution.
 
For further information concerning JSO’s PREA policy, please contact the PREA Coordinator, Sergeant David Harvey at (904) 630-5724 or email at David.Harvey@jaxsheriff.org.
 


*The Prison Rape Elimination Act was signed in 2003.