The Sex Crimes Division (SCD) specializes in the investigation of unauthorized relationships, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and related misconduct between incarcerated individuals or parolees and Departmental staff. The SCD also investigates incarcerated individual-on-incarcerated individual sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The SCD also coordinates the efforts of outside law enforcement and prosecutors in the development of cases for criminal prosecution. When appropriate, SCD staff will also investigate allegations of non-consensual or coercive sexual activity involving departmental staff against other staff members. Additionally, the Sex Crimes Division collaborates with others within the Department to ensure compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).