The Facilities/Programs/Offices (owned, operated or contracted) will use the standardized Special Incident Reporting Policy to collect accurate, uniform data for every reported incident of sexual abuse and set of definitions.
The Facilities/Programs/Offices (owned, operated or contracted) will treat all instances of sexual abuse as critical incidents to be examined by a team of management staff. Each facility will have a Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.)
The Facility PREA Point-of-Contact will conduct an annual self-assessment of the facility as instructed by the Agency PREA Coordinator.
The agency PREA Coordinator will conduct an annual Comprehensive on-site evaluation of each facility.
Qualified auditors will conduct an independent PREA audit every three years.
DJJ COMMISSIONER AVERY NILES ON THE DJJ GEORGIA ONLINE TIP LINE
“This TIP-Line was set up to provide another channel for reporting sexual abuse, sexual harassment, staff misconduct and policy violations.” “Information shared on the DJJ TIP-Line can include the names of victims and identify their alleged assailants, so the TIP-Line can actually result in arrests and prosecutions.”
“Whether it’s inside or outside our secure facilities we want youth in all our programs to use the TIP-Line to speak up and say ‘NO’ to sexual abuse.” “We want to make sure our residents are never intimidated about seeking help if they ever encounter abuse.”
“We also want our DJJ statewide staff to know we’re listening in the Commissioner’s Office. If our staff or public partners have something important to report and they want to keep it anonymous, all they have to do is fill out the email form on the TIP-Line site."
“A single tip of confidential information about potential gang activity, contraband smuggling, or unlawful policy violations can have a positive impact on our safety and security, prevent an injury or even save a life.”
“This TIP-Line is another essential security tool we’re using to make this agency one of the best in the nation.”
“We encourage anyone who sees something to say something to help safeguard our youth and staff.”
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