PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)
Zero Tolerance Policy
ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED at ACRJ. Beyond those rules, forced or coerced sexual behavior is a criminal act that merits criminal prosecution.
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail has zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment against inmates by other inmates, staff, contractors or volunteers. The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail takes allegations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment very seriously, and therefore mandates that Jail employees, contractors, and volunteers maintain a professional relationship with all persons under the supervision of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. All allegations of sexual misconduct are taken seriously regardless of the alleged victim’(s) and/or perpetrator’(s) status.
This information can be reported anonymously.
The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) to ensure that all referred incidents of sexual assault are thoroughly investigated and referred for prosecution as appropriate to the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
ACRJ has a PREA Coordinator/Manager that is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the agency's efforts to comply with the PREA standards. The department also has PREA Compliance Managers at each facility.
A copy of the auditor's report will be made available online once it is completed.
For more information on ACRJ PREA definitions please click here.
If you or someone you know were sexually abused or sexually harassed while in custody at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail:
There are many ways to report without fear of retaliation against you or the alleged victim. Anyone can report on the behalf of an inmate. You may stay anonymous if you desire. However, in the report, please be sure to provide as much information as possible including:
- Alleged victim
- Alleged abuser(s)
- Your contact information (if you wish to be contacted back)
Ways to Report to ACRJ (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail):
- Tell any ACRJ staff member, volunteer, intern, or contractor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: (434) 977-6981 x241 and ask for:
o Mrs. Gequetta “G.” Murray-Key (PREA Coordinator/PREA Investigator) email@example.com
o Lt. Strack (PREA /Internal Affairs Investigator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Raven Brooks x325(Classification /PREA Investigator) email@example.com
o Shift Commander
o Command Staff
o Inmate Request Form placed in an envelope and addressed to PREA (Inmates only)
- 3rd Party Reporting
Write: OAR–JACC (Offender Aid and Restoration–Jefferson Area Community Corrections)
750 Harris St, Suite #207
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Call: No calls are accepted for these types of reports at OAR
- Advocate/3rd Party ReportingSARA (Sexual Assault Resource Agency) --
False allegations are taken serious will be handled to the fullest extent of the law due to the nature, seriousness and impact of this type of reporting.
For more information on ACRJ’s PREA efforts contact
Mrs. Gequetta “G.” Murray-Key (PREA Coordinator / PREA Investigator) firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information regarding PREA and ACRJ, click on one of the below links:
ACRJ PREA Audit Results - Interim Final Report (conducted June 12th, 2016 - June 13th, 2016)
Annual PREA Report (2015)
Annual PREA Report (2014)
Federal Sexual Assault Reporting Regulation; Procedure in the Event of Sexual Assault; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013)
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014)
Memorandum of Understanding - Albemarle Police Department (Criminal Investigations)
Memorandum of Understanding – The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
Memorandum of Understanding – University of Virginia Medical Center (SANE Nurse)
Memorandum of Understanding – (OAR) Offender Aid and Restoration Jefferson Area Community Corrections (Third Party Reporting)