Sexual abuse and sexual harassment are criminal acts that are incompatible with the today's Navy core values, high standards of professionalism, and personal discipline. The Naval Consolidated Brig (NAVCONBRIG) Chesapeake maintains zero-tolerance of cases of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) , Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) national standards for Prisons and Jails. It is a continuous objective of NAVCONBRIG Chesapeake to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment incidents that impact staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners. To reach this goal, the brig has established a standardized and effective sexual assault prevention and victim assistance program at the command-level that meets and exceeds mandated reporting requirements without unduly compromising victim confidentiality or safety or generating fear of reprisal, and will provide education to staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners on socially responsible standards of behavior and factors that contribute to victimization.
It is NAVCONBRIG Chesapeake's policy to ensure that all allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or any form of sexual misconduct are referred for investigation to an agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal investigations, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior. For NAVCONBRIG Chesapeake, the agency that conducts criminal investigations is the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). Administrative investigations are processed internally at the confinement facility. NAVCONBRIG Chesapeake is subject to an external audit by a DOJ Certified PREA Auditor to ensure compliance with all of the required PREA national standards. The PREA standards are available for public access and review at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
Rape or any form of sexual misconduct is not part of any sentence or confinement and the facility encourages any and all forms of reporting, to include prisoner family members and representatives, in confidence or anonymous, to the following agencies, community-based, or outside organizational resources:
ADC Sandy Brooks (Facility POC)
PREA Compliance Manager
1548 Wilderness Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
POC: 757-421-8834 (DSN: 521-8834)
PREA AUDIT REPORT 2016 - FINAL REPORT
Ms. Heather Ruppert (Base SARC)
Naval Support Hampton Roads/ Northwest Annex Sexual Assault Coordinator
24 hour Victim Advocate line is 757-803-8621
Secondary Victim Advocate line is 757-641-6247
Department of Defense Safe Line (National POC)
24 hour duty line is 877-995-5247 or www.safehelpline.org
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Norfolk (Outside brig investigative authority)
1329 Bellinger Blvd.,Norfolk Virginia 23511
Telephone: 757-555-7327 ( DSN: 564-7327)
Any and all questions, feedback and reference referral should be directed to the NAVCONBRIG Chesapeake PREA Compliance Manager.