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The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Division of Adult Correction are committed to a standard of zero-tolerance of any undue familiarity or personal misconduct between our employees and offenders. We make a commitment to provide professional and appropriate services to our offender population and support to our staff for their roles in accomplishing these responsibilities. Our mission is to promote public safety by the administration of a fair and humane system which provides reasonable opportunities for adjudicated offenders to develop progressively responsible behavior. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 fits perfectly with that mission. We are all vital to the prevention and detection of Undue Familiarity in order to protect offenders and Safeguard our communities.


The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the Division of Adult Correction have a Zero Tolerance policy for undue familiarity between staff and offenders.  Professionalism with offenders is critical to maintaining a healthy correctional culture and safe environment.  Undue Familiarity is found among custody, probation, program, medical, mental health, chaplains, clerical, food service staff, surveillance, intake/ community service staff, and others.  No job classification is immune to undue familiarity!  A staff member who engages in undue familiarity with an offender jeopardizes their career as well as their livelihood in the community.   

 Submit a report of undue familiarity or sexual misconduct
Legal Documents: Brochures/Posters
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism
NC General Statute 14-27.7 Employee bulletin
  Watch your step
Informational Handouts Volunteers - Maintaining boundaries
Daily Dozen PREA Awareness for inmates/offenders
Red Flags Road to Recovery - poster
  Breaking the Silence of Abuse - poster

We envision a safe and humane correctional environment free from the threat of any act of undue familiarity and sexual abuse.  We see ourselves working collaboratively with others to develop programs and strategies that safeguard the well-being of offenders.

If you have any information related to this issue, please feel free to contact us. Reporting methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Prison facility or judicial district office
  • Officer-in-charge or probation officer
  • Facility or division administrator
  • Correction employee
  • Division director's office
  • Dept. of Public Safety Communications Office 1-800-368-1985
  • PREA Administration office 919-825-2754 or

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