Prison Rape Elimination Act

Consistent with the policy of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 (Public Law 108-79, 108th Congress), incidents of sexual activity, sexual harassment, and solicitation to engage in non-consensual sexual activity, sexual harassment, and solicitation to engage in sexual activity will not be tolerated at the 5-C Rehabiliation Center. 5-C has policies and procedures that establish a Zero-Tolerance environment for sexual abuse in the 5-C Detention and Youth Rehabilitation Center. Prevention of sexual abuse is a top priority in the facility.

All 5-C employees, volunteers, contractors and staff that may come into contact with juveniles are trained in PREA. The Prevention, Reporting, and Elimination of Abuse is an acronym used to describe the importance and emphasis on addressing PREA. Visitors, volunteers, and all staff are trained on how to report sexual abuse or sexual harassment. The facility staff provide resident education on PREA, and how to report abuse each week to juveniles in 5-C. Juveniles are educated on various ways to report abuse including verbally, written form, and third party reporting. The facility has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Family Crisis Center in Rexburg Idaho with a 24 hour-toll free crisis hotline #208-356-0065 for juveniles or third party to report abuse. The Director and PREA Cordinator have participated on statewide committees to implemented POSTERS and Video Training about PREA and how to Prevent/Report abuse. Juveniles are encouraged to report abuse by:Tell a Friend, Tell A Staff, Tell someone they Trust. Dile un Amigo, Dile al Personal, Dile a Alguien de Confianza. The facility partners with local Fremont County Law Enforcement to investigated all reports of sexual abuse.

The facility PREA Coordinator/Manager is Vail Codling, LCSW. Vail Codling has many years of experience, education, and training in the filed of juvenile justice and PREA. He is responsible for coordination of facility and resident education. 5-C continues to develop and has implemented practices with the Nation Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape published by the United Stated Department of Justice (USDOJ) on June 20th, 2012 Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

The Five County Rehabiliation Center was audited in June of 2014. The Center is officially 100% PREA Compliant and has approved PREA Certification.