Report on Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel) conducted public hearings and gathered relevant data based on the survey that the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) published in January of 2010 on the incidence of sexual victimization in juvenile correctional facilities in the United States, Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09. The Panel presents this Report, which contains its observations and recommendations, to assist both practitioners and advocates in thejuvenile justice community to eliminate sexual victimization in the nation’s juvenile correctionalfacilities.