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Cameron County Court Residential Treatment Center

Cameron County C.R.T.C. embraces the Prison Rape Elimination Act and is making every effort to prevent, detect and respond to any / all instances of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility.

zero tolerance

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing sexual abuse or sexual harassment, The Court Residential Treatment Center (CRTC) wants to know. We want you to report right away! Why?

        • We want to keep YOU safe; it is our job! It is your right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
        • We want to conduct an investigation of the reported incident.
        • We want to hold the perpetrator accountable for his/her actions.
        • We want to provide YOU with relevant information and support services.


The Court Residential Treatment Center (CRTC) offers multiple ways to report sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Reports can be made anonymously.
  • Call the Probation Office HR Officer Gloria Gonzalez at 956-548-9500.
  • Report to any staff, volunteer, contractor, or medical or mental health staff.
  • Submit a grievance.
  • Report to the PREA coordinator or PREA compliance manager.
  • Tell a family member, friend, legal counsel, or anyone else outside the facility. They can report on your behalf by calling 956-243-9800.
  • You also can submit a report on someone’s behalf, or someone at the facility can report for you using the ways listed here.


The CRTC has partnered with Friendship of Women to provide survivors of sexual abuse with emotional support services. To access these services, contact (956) 544-7412 or send a letter to: Friendship of Women, 95 East Price Road Building C, Brownsville, Texas 78521
*Refer to the _ Handbook for more information on anonymous reporting and limits to confidentiality for emotional support services.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003). In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.


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