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.

Our agency policy establishes standards in the area of prevention, detection, and response to any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

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.

201 PREA Policy Updated 8-11-17

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:  Who to Contact to Report Abuse

You may also report sexual abuse by completing a PREA Brochure. Please have any information or evidence available for the investigator who will be assigned to handle the case. False accusations may be prosecuted. All reports are taken seriously and investigated as outlined in PREA.

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:

1. Identifying problem areas
2. Taking corrective action on an on-going basis
3. Preparing an annual report of its findings and corrective actions

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.

201 Appendix S Annual Survey 2017 Data
201 Appendix S Annual Survey 2016 Data
201 Appendix S Annual Survey 2015 Data

Pursuant to Section 115.401 of the PREA Standards, The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit of Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. is scheduled for September, October, and November 2017.
A.R.C.’s PREA Auditor is Maureen G. Raquet, of Raquet Justice Consultants LLC, a Department of Justice Certified PREA Auditor for Juvenile Facilities.

The findings for 2017 audits of PREA Final Report SchaffnerPREA Final Report Mulberry, PREA Final Report Zimmerman, PREA Final Report Woodlawn, PREA Final Report Susquehanna Trail and PREA Final Report Canal Road are available.

The finding of the audit are avaialble at ARC Agency Audit 2017 

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