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Care in Custody

CBP ensures the care of  those in our custody and remains steadfast in our commitment to taking measure to protect the health, welfare, security, and safety of  all detainees.

CBP National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search

  • An agency-wide policy that sets forth the first nationwide standards which governs CBP’s interaction with detained individuals.

CBP Zero Tolerance Policy on Sexual Abuse and Assault

  • CBP has a zero tolerance policy prohibiting all forms of sexual abuse and assault of individuals in CBP custody, including in holding facilities, during transport, and during processing.

DHS Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities (6 CFR Part 115)

  • Sets Department of Homeland Security (DHS) standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities. The DHS Standards effectuate the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, 42 U.S.C. § 15601 et. seq. Subpart B - Standards for DHS Holding Facilities Coverage - covers all CBP holding facilities.

CBP's Sexual Abuse and Assault in CBP Holding Facilities Inaugural Report (May 2014 - December 2015)

  • CBP presents the Sexual Abuse and Assault in CBP Holding Facilities Inaugural Report, as required by the DHS Standards (6 CFR § 115.188(c)).

Reporting Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Assault

  • CBP provides multiple ways to report sexual abuse and/or assault, retaliation for reporting sexual abuse and/or assault, or staff neglect or violations of responsibilities that may have contributed to such incidents.

Investigative Protocols for Allegations of Sexual Abuse and/or Assault

  • CBP has established a protocol to ensure that each allegation of sexual abuse or assault in investigated by the agency, or referred to an appropriate investigative authority.
Last modified: 
January 3, 2018