The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), 42 U.S.C. § 15601 , et seq. , is federal legislation
aimed at eliminating sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement settings. In accordance with PREA, the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center (WCJDC) has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Third parties may repo11 allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment occurring in WCJDC facilities to the WCJDC in writing, by telephone or in person. Such allegations should be directed to: Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center, PREA Coordinator, 408 Century Court, Franklin, TN 37064, telephone: (615) 790-5812. The WCJDC shall ensure that an administrative and/or criminal investigation is completed for allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. Allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment will be refeITed for investigation to the Williamson County Sheriffs Office, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.