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Take Action to Protect Youth in Adult Facilities
PREA Weeks:
October 1 - 14, 2019
#ImplementPREA #EndPrisonRape #NoExcuses

What is PREA?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal statute focused on sexual assault and victimization in juvenile facilities, prisons, jail, lockups, and other detention facilities. The goal of PREA is to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in detention and correctional facilities. Importantly, PREA has a Youthful Inmate Standard to protect youth under 18 in adult facilities

How can you help?

We need you to encourage your Governor to certify your state’s compliance with PREA by October 15th.  This is the deadline every year for states to report on their progress in complying with PREA. If your Governor can not certify, he or she should release a statement of what it will take for the state to certify compliance with PREA during the next audit cycle. .

Take Action: Contact your Governor Today! Use our sample tweets to encourage your governor to certify PREA compliance on October 15th.

Sample Tweets

@GovernorX The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed to end sexual abuse behind bars. Act now to #ImplementPREA

@GovernorX Youth are more likely to commit suicide in an adult jail than in a juvenile detention facility #ImplementPREA

@GovernorX 65% of Youth reported being victimized more than once in adult facilities #ImplementPREA

@Governor X Jails & prisons are not equipped on their own to protect youth from the dangers of adult facilities. #ImplementPREA 

@GovernorX PREA incentivizes states to detect, prevent & respond to sexual abuse in jails and prisons #ImplementPREA

@GovernorX No More Excuses! To protect youth from dangers of adult facilities we must #ImplementPREA TODAY! 

 Governor Twitter Handles

AL – Kay Ivey @GovernorKayIvey

AK – Mike Dunleavy @GovDunleavy

AZ – Doug Ducey @dougducey

AR – Asa Hutchinson @AsaHutchinson

CA – Gavin Newsom @GavinNewsom

CO – Jared Polis @jaredpolis

CT – Ned Lamont @GovNedLamont

DE – John Carney @carney

DC – Muriel Bowser @MayorBowser

FL – Ron DeSantis @Go0vRonDeSantis

GA – Brian Kemp @GovKemp

HI – David Ige @GovHawaii

ID – Brad Little @GovernorLittle

IL – JB Pritzker  @GovPritzker

IN – Eric Holcomb @GovHolcomb

IA – Kim Reynolds @IAGovernor

KS – Laura Kelly @LauraKellyKS

KY – Matt Bevin @GovMatBevin

LA – John Bel Edwards @LouisianaGov

ME – Janet Mills @GovJanetMills

MD – Larry Hogan @LarryHogan

MA – Charlie Baker @MassGovernor

MI – Gretchen Whitmer @gretchenwhitmer

MN – Tim Walz @GovTimWalz

MS – Phil Bryant @PhilBryansMS

MO – Mike Parson @mikeparson

MT – Steve Bullock @GovernorBullock

NE – Pete Ricketts @GovRicketts

NV – Steve Sisolak @GovSisolak

NH – Chris Sununu @GovChrisSununu

NJ – Phil Murphy @PhilMurphyNJ

NM – Michelle Lujan Grisham @Michelle4NM

NY – Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomo

NC – Roy Cooper  @NC_Governor

ND– Doug Burgum   @DougBurgum

OH – Mike DeWine @MikeDeWine

OK – Kevin Stitt  @GovStitt

OR – Kate Brown @OregonGovBrown

PA – Tom Wolf @GovernorTomWolf

RI – Gina Raimondo  @GinaRaimondo

SC – Henry McMaster @henrymcmaster

SD – Kristi Noem  @govkristinoem

TN – Bill Lee @GovBillLee

TX – Greg Abbott @GovAbbott

UT – Gary Herbert @GovHerbert

VT – Phil Scott @GovPhilScott

VA – Ralph Northam @RalphNortham

WA – Jay Inslee @GovInslee

WV – Jim Justice @WVGovernor

WI – Tony Evers @GovEvers

WY – Mark Gordon @GovernorGordon

Virgin Islands – Albert Bryan @govbryan

Puerto Rico – Wanda Vázquez @wandavazquezg

Northern Mariana Islands – Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres @LtCnmi

Guam – Lou Leon Guerrero @magahagaguam