Psychiatry Issue Brief
A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files".
In 2012, national standards of practice for juvenile facilities were implemented in response to the Federal law known as the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA; 28 C.F.R. § 115.341), which mandated the implementation of objective screening procedures at juvenile facilities to identify individuals who are at risk of sexual victimization or sexual misconduct.
This Issue Brief explains the design and validation of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (CT JBCSSD) PREA screening tool and its validation process to provide guidance to other agencies looking to either a) examine the integrity of their PREA screening tool, or b) adopt the CT JBSCCD version.
Juvenile Justice, Transition Age Youth, Violence
juvenile justice, screening tool, validation, PREA, youth, juvenile facilities, rape prevention, Spanish
Vincent GM, Fitzgerald J, Nunez P. Preventing Prison Rape: Designing and Validating a PREA Screening Tool for Pre-trial Juvenile Detention Centers [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2018;15(3):1123. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1123. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol15/iss3/1
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