What is PREA?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 (with Final Rule Aug. 2012) is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment within correctional systems and detention facilities across the country. The Act applies to all correctional facilities, including prisons, jails, juvenile facilities and community corrections residential facilities (including ACS facilities).
PREA incidents involve these types of conduct:
- resident-on-resident sexual abuse
- resident-on-resident abusive sexual contact
- staff sexual misconduct
- staff sexual harassment of a resident
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. has a zero tolerance standard against sexual abuse and sexual harassment of its halfway houses residents. We will not tolerate sexual abuse of any kind within our environment and will take any necessary steps to ensure that incidents of sexual abuse or harassment are responded to appropriately.
We have guidelines and procedures to reduce your risk of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Our role is to prevent, respond, report and investigate all incidents of staff sexual misconduct and resident on resident sexual abuse and harassment.