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Prison Rape Elimination Act Administration

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is committed to a standard of zero-tolerance of any undue familiarity or personal misconduct between employees and offenders. We make a commitment to provide professional and appropriate services to our offender population and support to staff for their roles in accomplishing these responsibilities. PREA's mission is to promote public safety by the administration of a fair and humane system which provides reasonable opportunities for adjudicated offenders to develop progressively responsible behavior. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 fits perfectly with that mission. Each employee is vital to the prevention and detection of undue familiarity in order to protect offenders and safeguard our communities.


Professionalism with offenders is critical to maintaining a healthy correctional culture and safe environment. Undue familiarity is found among custody, probation, program, medical, mental health, chaplains, clerical, food service staff, surveillance, intake/ community service staff and others. No job classification is immune to undue familiarity. A staff member who engages in undue familiarity with an offender jeopardizes their career as well as their livelihood in the community.

 Submit a report of undue familiarity or sexual misconduct

Legal Documents: Brochures/Posters
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism
NC General Statute 14-27.7 Employee bulletin
Employee statement - PREA hiring and promotion prohibitions Watch your step
PREA Acknowledgement Volunteers - Maintaining boundaries
Informational Handouts PREA Awareness for inmates/offenders
Daily Dozen Road to Recovery - poster
Red Flags Breaking the Silence of Abuse - poster
Instructions for accessing PREA training in the
Learning Management System



2015 Sexual Abuse Annual Report

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs publications and resources.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

We envision a safe and humane correctional environment free from the threat of any act of undue familiarity and sexual abuse. We see ourselves working collaboratively with others to develop programs and strategies that safeguard the well-being of offenders.

If you have any information related to this issue, please feel free to contact us. Reporting methods include, but are not limited to:

Prison facility or judicial district office
Officer-in-charge or probation officer
Facility or division administrator
Correction employee
Division director's office
Dept. of Public Safety Communications Office 1-800-368-1985
PREA Administration office (919) 825-2754 or