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Annual Report Assessing CBP Efforts to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse in Holding Facilities (FY 2017)

Document Posting Date: 
February 26, 2019

As part of Subpart B of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities (the “DHS Standards”), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) collects and reviews data on all allegations of sexual abuse and assault in holding facilities in order to assess and improve the effectiveness of its sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response policies, practices, and training. The DHS Standards also require the preparation of an annual report outlining the agency’s findings and corrective actions.

This report documents the agency’s progress in preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual abuse and assault in CBP holding facilities during FY 2017. In accordance with the DHS Standards, this report also provides a comparison of the current year’s data with those from prior years.

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February 26, 2019