Reporting PREA Violations

ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.

Reporting PREA Violations

Reporting Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, or Staff Sexual Misconduct

If you are a victim of sexual abuse, assault, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment or staff sexual misconduct while in custody by any law enforcement agency, correctional facility, or as a halfway house resident, or if you know of an incident of sexual assault of a person in the custody of any law enforcement agency, correctional facility, or in this program please report it immediately!

You can report it in one of the following ways:

  • Verbally
  • In writing
  • Anonymously
  • By a Third Party
  • By completing the contact information on this page – it will go to the confidential email address of PREA@correctionalservices.org

All reported incidents will be investigated. This includes incidents that just happened, as well as incidents that happened months or years ago. ACS will conduct an administrative investigation for all allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and staff sexual misconduct. We may work with the WI Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, depending on supervision status. Specially trained individuals will be assigned to investigate promptly, thoroughly, and objectively, and gather and preserve direct and circumstantial evidence. The local police department will also be contacted to conduct a criminal investigation, when applicable.

  • Tell any staff member of ACS – it is part of their job to report any allegations, to ensure your safety, and to maintain confidentiality
  • Tell your ACS case manager or community probation/parole agent
  • Contact the ACS Residential Supervisor at your respective facility:
    • ATTIC Correctional Treatment Center
      4117 Dwight Drive
      Madison WI 53704
      Tel 608-244-1891
    • Schwert AODA Treatment Center
      3501 Kipling Dr
      Madison WI 53704
      Tel 608-249-6226
    • Foster Community Corrections Center
      5706 Odana Rd, First Fl
      Madison WI 53719
      Tel 608-273-3055
    • Brunk House
      2734 Harvey Street
      La Crosse WI 54603
      Tel 608-781-8706
    • ACS Clinical Services LLC – Community and Residential Program
      2670 University Ave
      Green Bay WI 54311
      Tel 920-469-2569
    • ACS Clinical Services LLC – Community and Residential Program
      2  Brighton CircleAppleton WI  54915
      Tel 920-364-9335
  • Contact the PREA Coordinator at
  • Send a letter to the PREA Director at the Dept of Corrections Central Office:
    • PREA Director – WI DOC
      PO Box 7925
      Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7925
  • Report it directly to local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1

 

What happens when I report an incident of abuse? ACS will investigate all allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and staff sexual misconduct. We may work with the WI Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, depending on supervision status. Specially trained individuals will be assigned to investigate promptly, thoroughly and objectively, and gather and preserve direct and circumstantial evidence.

 

Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Abuse, Harassment, or Misconduct is Prohibited

Retaliation is intimidation to prevent a client from filing a complaint or participating in an investigation. ACS prohibits anyone from interfering with an investigation, including intimidation or retaliation against witnesses. If you believe you are being unfairly transferred or punished in some way because you filed a complaint or assisted in the investigation of a complaint, please report this immediately to the Program Supervisor or Investigator.

 

Help is Available

ACS will work with you and your Probation and Parole agent to obtain community treatment, medical and mental health services in a timely manner. If a sexual assault has occurred, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Do not shower, brush teeth or wash clothes or underclothing. This could wash away hair or bodily fluids, which are critical evidence. Also, save anything that touched the abuser (i.e. a condom, tissue, or towel) or anything that she/he left behind.

Immediately report the incident to a staff person or to local law enforcement in the community.

Remember:

  • Sex between clients and staff is never okay.
  • If you are a victim, report it immediately.
  • All reported incidents will be investigated.
  • False allegations can hurt the victim and the accused.