West Central Regional Juvenile Center (WCRJC) - Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. PREA prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct in correctional institutions and community corrections settings.

WCRJC Zero Tolerance Policy

The WCRJC maintains a zero - tolerance policy on sexual abuse and harassment to promote a safe and nurturing environment. Any form of sexual harassment or sexual abuse between residents, staff, contractors and volunteers is prohibited, weather or not it is consensual.

All WCRJC staff, contractors, volunteers and residents will receive PREA training. This will resulting in a clear understanding that the facility strictly prohibits any type of sexual relationship with residents or between residents. Any behaviors that are criminal will be referred to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for criminal investigations. In addition, all residents will be educated on how to identify inappropriate advances from others and how to report these situations. All staff, contractors and volunteers must immediately report any knowledge, suspicion or information regarding an incident of sexual abuse / harassment / staff sexual misconduct that occurred in the facility; this includes medical and mental health practitioners, unless otherwise precluded by law. If the WCRJC learns that a resident is subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse, it will take immediate action to protect the resident. The WCRJC facility supervisory staff and outside law enforcement investigates all matters of sexual abuse / harassment / staff sexual misconduct as directed by the incident.

Third Party Reporting

A person who becomes aware of, suspects, or otherwise has knowledge of any sexual misconduct at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center or at any other juvenile secured facility must immediately report the information in any of the following ways:

  • Tell a West Central Regional Juvenile Center staff member
  • Call the Prison Rape Elimination Act Hotline at 651-438-8380 
  • Call Rape and Abuse Crisis Center at 701-293-7273
  • Call and report it to law enforcement at 701-451-7660
  • Contact facility PREA Coordinator at 218-299-7565 or email

Contact Information

PREA Coordinator

WCRJC Administration Office

Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Superintendent’s Annual Report

2022 PREA Report

2021 PREA Report

2020 PREA Report (PDF)

2019 PREA Report (PDF)

2018 PREA Report (PDF)

2017 PREA Report (PDF)

2016 PREA Report (PDF)

PREA Definitions (PDF)

PREA Audit Reports

2021 PREA Audit Report (PDF)

2017 PREA Audit Report (PDF)