The Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed into by the United States Congress and signed by President George W Bush in 2003. PREA’s intent is to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities. The PREA National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape were published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2012.
Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. has Zero Tolerance for any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment of any youth in any A.R.C. Program. All forms of sexual abuse/harassment of center residents is expressly prohibited, whether it be by another resident, staff member, contractor, volunteer or visitor. All allegations of sexual misconduct, abuse and/or harassment will be taken seriously and will be investigated, both internally and externally, to the fullest extent possible. All such incidents shall also be reported to law enforcement authorities and the Office of Children and Youth in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and this policy.
Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Additionally, retaliation against any youth or staff who reports or assists in the investigation of alleged sexual misconduct is prohibited and is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
All students, employees, contracted vendors, and volunteers of A.R.C. receive education and training that strictly prohibits any type of sexual relationship with a student in any A.R.C. Program. Such a relationship is considered a serious breach of the agency policy, a breach of the standards of employee conduct, and a violation of the law and will be prosecuted as such.
How to Report Abuse
If you suspect sexual abuse has happened at an A.R.C. Program, please contact the Program Director, Local Police Department, or Victim Advocate Center:
|A.R.C. Program Info:||Program Director:||Police Department /
|Victim Advocate /
Rape Crisis Center:
911 Gibson Blvd.
|Leon Wilkerson II
|Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division
2 South 2nd Street , 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 780-6200
|YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
1101 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17103
24hr crisis hotline: 1-800-654-1211
3299 Susquehanna Trail
|Nothern York County Regional Police
1445 E Canal Rd,
Dover, PA 17315
|YWCA York Victim Assistance Center
320 East Market Street,
York, PA. 17403
24hr crisis hotline: 1-800-262-8444
You may also report sexual abuse by completing the form below
A.R.C. Data Collection and Review
In compliance with Section 115.388 of the PREA Standards, A.R.C. has reviewed the data collected and aggregated pursuant to Section 115.387 in order to assess and improve the effectiveness of its sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response policies, practices and training, including:
Also, in compliance with Section 115.389 of the PREA Standards, A.R.C. shall make all aggregated sexual abuse data readily available to the public annually.
Pursuant to Section 115.401 of the PREA Standards, The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit of Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. is scheduled currently undergoing a PREA audit.
The Final PREA Audit Report will be accessible via this website after the audit takes place.
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