Orange County Government, Florida

Prison Rape Elimination Act

PREA General Info

The Orange County Corrections Department is committed to the protection, safety, and well-being of all inmates who are in the custody of the organization, and OCCD staff and visitors.

In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act to ensure that correctional facilities across the nation do all within their power to protect inmates from sexual abuse, harassment and/or misconduct, as well as from retaliation against an inmate who reports such offenses.

In response, the OCCD established a zero tolerance policy. This policy reinforces an expectation that personnel at the Department will do all within their power to protect an inmate from sexual abuse, harassment, misconduct and retaliation. In addition, the OCCD is fully committed to the investigation of any alleged wrongdoing to have taken place within the facility.

The Orange County Corrections Department has created several channels through which reports of sexual misconduct can be made. These channels are easily accessible to inmates and personnel, as well as the general public. In the event that an allegation rises to a criminal level, the OCCD will engage the appropriate federal, state and/or local law enforcement agency, as well as fully cooperate with any criminal investigation.

To report allegations related to the sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct on behalf of an inmate at the OCCD, please complete the PREA Reporting Form.

Contact Us

Orange County Corrections Dept.
Administration Building, 4th floor
3723 Vision Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839

PREA Coordinator:
Ellen Ritten
Phone:  (407) 254-7578
Email: Ellen.Ritten@ocfl.net


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