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Federal law regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) prohibits non-consensual sexual contact between clients and any sexual contact between clients and staff. All inappropriate contact will be reported and responded to according to the law. It is important to ensure the safety of all parties involved in any behavior that can result in trauma.

PREA and Community Corrections

CJSD clients have the right to be safe from sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct. This is true regardless of whether the client is heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transgender. Clients have the right to be safe from unwanted sexual advances and acts. Clients also have the right to say “NO” to pressure to engage in any type of sexual activity. In addition, clients have the right to report any sexual attempt and/or sexual assault immediately.

Reports of sexual behavior will be investigated. Any incident involving potentially criminal behavior will be immediately forwarded to law enforcement for criminal investigation and possible prosecution.

Making a Report


Internal Reporting:

Tell any staff member

Send an email to Mesa County Criminal Justice Services at:

Call the Criminal Justice Services Department Administration at 970-244-1728

Complete a grievance form on the client portal or ask staff for a grievance form

External Reporting:      

Call the Colorado Department of Corrections Tip Line at: 877-362-8477

Call the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) at: 303-239-4442

Notify the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center at: 970-242-6707 or 911

Ask a family member, friend, legal counsel,  treatment provider or anyone else outside the facility. They can report over the phone, in writing or report anonymously.


NOTE: Regardless of Internal or External Reporting, you will have the option to make reports anonymously. Confidentiality is only limited in cases of mandatory reporting laws.

PREA Tip Lines are not for grievances or complaints.

Advocacy and Support

Information given by a client to these agencies listed below will not result in a report to the facility unless a release of information is signed. Confidentiality is only limited in cases of mandatory reporting laws.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services

Main Phone:   970-242-4400

Hotline:           970-241-6704

TDD Phone:    1-800-659-2656

PREA Crisis Hotline:     1 800-809-2344

Annual Reports and Federal Audits

Federal PREA Audits occur every third year.  The last two Federal PREA Audits are listed below.

Federal PREA 2022 Audit Report

Federal PREA 2019 Audit Report

Annual Department PREA reports are completed that include information about:

  • Summaries of investigations and outcomes
  • Department efforts to assess and improve the effectiveness of sexual abuse prevention and detection
  • Staff Training

Below are the two most recent Department reports

PREA Annual Report 2022 - 2023

PREA Annual Report 2021 - 2022