North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU)

Resources for North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU)

Resources and Information Provided by: National PREA Resource Center

  • PREA Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails
    • The full PREA Juvenile Facility Standards can be found here.
  • Resident Education (§ 115.333)
    • PREA Education Video: This 26 minute video was created by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (GDJJ) as an optional education program that can be administered to residents entering the juvenile facility. A juvenile resident must receive some form of education regarding PREA within the first 10 days of their stay. 
    • What Kids Need to Know: PREA and Resident Education in Youth FacilitiesAuthors: Just Detention International PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled, What Kids Need to Know: PREA and Resident Education in Youth Facilities, which took place on June 20, 2013.
  • Resident Screening (§ 115.341)
    • Juvenile centers are required to screen every resident within 72 hours regarding information about their history that may place them at an increased risk for being a victim of sexual violence. A screening tool should be implemented that screens for: 
      • Prior sexual victimization or abuse
      • LGBTQ+ status and/or gender non-conforming appearance/behaviors
      • Offense history/current charges
      • Age
      • Physical size and stature
      • Levels of emotional and cognitive abilities
      • Mental Illness/Disability
      • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
      • Physical Disabilities
      • The resident’s perception of vulnerability
  • Resident Reporting (§ 115.351 )
    • Inmates have the right to report sexual assault or harassment privately and internally to a staff person, or externally through a 24/7 hotline number.
    • The Childline Number is: 1-800-932-0313
  • Reporting an Incident
    • PREA Standards State:
      • 1. Staff will investigate every single report of sexual abuse or harassment
      • 2. Residents will not be punished for reports made in good faith
      • 3. Both residents and staff who report sexual abuse and sexual harassment will be protected from retaliation
      • 4. No one ever deserves to be sexually abused or sexually harassed
      • 5. Sexual abuse is never the victim’s fault.
    • An incident report/PREA Report must be completed and sent to the PREA Coordinator.
    • Ask the victim if they would like to speak to a TWC Advocate–we are always available to respond on-site to speak with a victim
    • Ask if they would like to go to the hospital (if they believe there are injuries or if the assault was within the last 5 days they can have a forensic rape exam completed)
    • Ask if they would like to speak with anyone from the local mental health office
    • Ask them if they would like to speak to local law enforcement/the investigating officer
    • PREA Specialty Training: Module 4, Reporting and the PREA Standards Video
  • PREA Coordinator
  • PREA 101 & How TWC Can Help
    • TWC presented trainings at Columbia County Prison and Montour County Jail regarding the PREA standards, how they will come into effect, how our agency can help, and what services we can provide any inmates who disclose sexual assault or harassment. 
    • An online webinar version of this presentation is available here.
      • Select “do not report, just start” and then select “Start.”
  • Upcoming Webinars
    • The National PREA Resource Center offers regular webinars to help hone the skills of correctional staff in recognizing and reporting sexual assault/harassment disclosures. Additionally there are many wonderful educational opportunities for PREA Coordinators, as well. These webinars can be accessed here.