Criminal Justice Frequently Asked Questions

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reporting

Residents of HSC's Residential Re-entry Center may privately report sexual abuse and sexual harassment through the "Contact Us" button in the Criminal Justice section of the Human Service Center's website, or by directly contacting the Vice President of Quality Improvement at the Administrative office of the Human Service Center.

Staff may privately report sexual abuse and sexual harassment of residents anonymously through the "Contact Us" button in the Criminal Justice section of the Human Service Center's website, or by directly contacting the Vice President of Quality Improvement at the Administrative office of the Human Service Center.

A third-party may privately report sexual abuse and sexual harassment of residents anonymously through the "Contact Us" button in the Criminal Justice section of the Human Service Center's website, or by directly contacting the Vice President of Quality Improvement at the Administrative office of the Human Service Center.

Third parties, including fellow residents, staff members, family members, attorneys, and outside advocates, shall be permitted to assist residents in filing requests for administrative remedies relating to allegations of sexual abuse, and shall also be permitted to file such requests on behalf of residents.

If a third party files such a request on behalf of a resident, the facility may require as a condition of processing the request that the alleged victim agree to have the request filed on his or her behalf, and may also require the alleged victim to personally pursue any subsequent steps in the administrative remedy process.