Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
What is the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)?
PREA was established in 2003 to address the problem of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies. Major provisions of PREA include the development of standards for detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison rape. The Act applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and is also relevant to community-based agencies. NEOCAP has a zero tolerance policy against sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Our program shall be free from sexual abuse, sexual harassment and free from retaliation for reporting such incidents. Residents and family members are encouraged to report such acts to any staff member. All incidents shall be investigated and should findings conclude a violation of the zero tolerance policy, a perpetrator will face program sanction(s) up to program termination and may include further criminal charges.
NEOCAP has established policies and procedures to respond to instances of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. If a claim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment is substantiated, the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department will be contacted to conduct a criminal investigation
- Verbally to any staff member
- In writing to any staff member
- Outside Agency Hotline *75 on the internal resident phone system
- Friends and Family can call the PREA Coordinator at (330) 675-7466
- Email the PREA Coordinator at: E.Anderson@neocap.org
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