Youth PREA Report

The Division of Juvenile Services maintains a policy that states in part:

When receiving an allegation that a juvenile was sexually abused while confined at another facility, the head of the facility will notify the appropriate office of the agency when the sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred. The head of the facility will also notify the appropriate investigative agency. ( North Dakota Youth Correctional Center Policy 3C-4)

Persons who wish to make a report regarding sexual abuse or sexual harassment which is alleged to have occurred while a youth was placed at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center should contact:
Tony Kozojed, Director of Community Operations
Phone # 701-328-6600
Address: 701 16th Avenue SW, Mandan, ND 58554

PREA requires “incidents” to be recorded in one of three categories: 1) Substantiated; 2) Unsubstantiated; or 3) Unfounded. Below is a compilation of the reported incidents at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center (NDYCC) that meet PREA definitions since 2005, which is when the data began to be collected in this format.

PREA asks the following types of conduct be reported: youth on youth non-consensual sexual acts, youth-on-youth abusive sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct and staff sexual harassment. All of the North Dakota incidents were categorized as youth-on-youth abusive sexual contact. PREA also requires the nature of the incident be reported. All but one of the incidents was described as unwanted touching for sexual gratification. One incident was described as voluntary sexual contact between youth (an incident of kissing).

2016 Annual PREA Report   2014 NDYCC PREA Auditor Final Summary Report
2017 Annual PREA Report   2016 NDYCC PREA Auditor’s Final Summary Report

 

Juvenile Services PREA Data
Calendar Year Substantiated* Unsubstantiated Unfounded
2005 2 0 0
2006 1 0 0
2007 1 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
2011 2 1 0
2012 0 0 0
2013 1 0 0
2014 0 2 1
2015 1 2 1
2016 0 4 0
2017 1 1 0
Total 9 10 2