PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)

The Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections has a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual activity among offenders. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and in compliance with Georgia Department of Corrections policies and procedures, the Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections will maintain its zero-tolerance policy through identification, prevention, and intervention methods while working to provide a safe, secure, and orderly environment for all staff, visitors, contractors, and inmates.

To ensure the proper detection, prevention, and intervention of sexual abuse, harassment, or assaults involving those in custody, this department will provide consistent training and education to all staff, volunteers, and contractors. All offenders under the custody of this department will be provided with multiple avenues to anonymously report an allegation of sexual abuse, harassment, or assault.

Designated staff members will receive training to conduct thorough, prompt, and professional investigations of all allegations. In instances where a criminal investigation is necessary to uphold the safety of the facility and the integrity of the investigation, the department will utilize the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s Centralized Criminal Investigation Unit, as well as the Georgia Department of Corrections’ Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Division. When working with these agencies, the Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections will make every effort to support these investigations.

Anyone (including staff members, offenders, family members, facility visitors, and volunteers) receiving information concerning an allegation or rumors of sexual abuse or assault involving an offender within the Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution or the Athens-Clarke County Diversion Center is encouraged to report such information. All reports will be accepted, including those made anonymously.


Warden or PREA Coordinator

Athens-Clarke County Corrections Institution

2825 County Farm Road

Athens, GA 30605

(706) 613-3400

Superintendent or PREA Coordinator

Athens-Clarke County Diversion Center

2725 Lexington Road

Athens, GA 30605

(706) 613-2022

Statewide PREA Coordinator

300 Patrol Road

Forsyth, GA 31029

Ombudsman

P.O. Box 1529

Forsyth, GA 31029

Director of Victim Services

2 MLK Jr. Drive, SE Suite 458 East Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334

Georgia Department of Corrections

PREA Hotline

1-888-992-7849

Email PREA report.

More information concerning the Prison Rape Elimination Act can be found at the National PREA Resource Center: www.prearesourcecenter.org

  • The Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections has received and investigated zero allegations of sexual abuse/harassment in 2017.
  • The Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections investigated one allegations of sexual abuse/harassment in 2016. The allegation was determined to be unfounded.
  • The Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections has received and investigated zero PREA allegations for 2015.



PREA Audit Summary Report

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