Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Riverside House’s Prison Rape Elimination Act Zero Tolerance Policy
It is the policy of Riverside House, to have a zero-tolerance policy relating to all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment as defined by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Community Confinement Standards. Riverside House, provides a systematic means of monitoring, identifying, reporting, and investigating employee and client sexual misconduct, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for employee, clients, independent contractors, vendor interns, and volunteers.
How to report client sexual abuse (PREA)
Riverside House exits to guide men and women convicted of crime into becoming productive citizens through a nondenominational, faith based approach.
Riverside House has always had a grievance policy for clients to voice and report their concerns, policy has also been implemented to specifically address the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Anyone at any time can report an occurrence of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. There is no retaliation to reporting and the reporting can be done confidentially.
By clicking the link below, you can complete a form to report sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or you can call (305) 326-9799 and report your concerns. The more information you are able to provide will better assist the investigation. Every report is investigated by either law enforcement and/or a Riverside House internal team.
Prea Audit Report
Completed forms can be:
Mail to: Riverside House, Client Sexual Abuse Response Team. P.O.Box 2325, Miami Florida 33101-2325
Fax to: 305-326-9003. Please indicate attention “Client Sexual Abuse Response Team” on your fax cover sheet.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Investigations: In instances of sexual abuse that are criminal in nature, the Client Sexual Abuse Response Team will refer the allegations to law enforcement promptly, thoroughly, and objectively, including third-party and anonymous reports.
Administrative Investigations:In instances of sexual harassment that are not criminal in nature, the Agency’s trained PREA investigators will conduct an administrative investigation. So as to not interfere in any criminal investigations, the Agency may conduct an administrative investigation done in anticipation of litigation after the completion of law enforcement’s criminal investigation.
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