PREA: Annual Reports

Heartland Center for Behavior Change takes the safety of the offenders very seriously, which includes safety from all forms of sexual abuse and harassment. While residing within a community confinement facility, offenders have the right to be free from sexual abuse, harassment and retaliation. The Department maintains a strict “Zero Tolerance” policy; all offender sexual abuse and harassment allegations are taken seriously, investigated and prosecution sought when applicable.
We have identified three priorities; enhanced training for staff, expanded offender education; and screening and assessment tools to ensure appropriate housing and cell assignment. At the same time current policies are being reviewed and updated to identify best practices and implementing the PREA standards into our current practice.