Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush in September
of 2003. PREA aims to reduce and prevent sexual assaults in correctional facilities through the
establishment of a “zero-tolerance” policy and the development of national standards in incarceration.
The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission developed these standards, which were reviewed by
the Department of Justice and passed as the finale rule in August 2, 2012.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department (YCSO) is committed to upholding the law, and providing the
safest environment possible for inmates housed at its facilities. YCSO maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy
toward sexual abuse and sexual harassment of any kind. Inmates who are victims of sexual harassment
or sexual assault are encouraged to immediately report the behavior to any staff member or through
confidential mail to our local victim advocate Jason Roper (Yuba County Probation Victim Witness
Assistance Officer) at 209 6th st, Marysville, CA. 95901. Friends or family members who become aware
of sexual abuse within our facilities may also report on an inmate’s behalf. Per department policy, YCSO
shall ensure that an administrative or criminal investigation (whichever is appropriate) is completed for
all allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
If you were assaulted as an inmate or detainee at one of our facilities, or someone you know who is
currently in custody has been assaulted, you may report the assault by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at 530-
749-7302, or the Jail Supervisor at the facility where they were assaulted. Yuba County Main Jail 530-
Please follow the links below for more information:
Prison Rape Elimination Act "PREA" YCSO Manual Section