The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) to address the problem of sexual abuse of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies. PREA calls for federal, state, and local corrections systems to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding prison rape (as defined by PREA) in prisons, jails, police lock-ups, and other confinement facilities. The Act applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and to community-based correctional agencies.
Pioneer’s Zero Tolerance Policy
Pioneer Human Services mandates zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual victimization in all its facilities.
Reporting Sexual Victimization
*Please note reporting requirements vary by facility type*
If you need to report an allegation of sexual victimization, or to report an allegation of sexual victimization on behalf of an individual who is or was in a Pioneer facility or program, please follow the guidelines below. Reporting differs between federal, state and juvenile facilities.
In all reports, it’s critical that you provide as many details as possible, including:
- The names and locations of alleged persons involved
- The names of any witnesses to the alleged incident
- A brief description of the alleged incident
- Date, time and location of where the alleged incident occurred
- Your contact phone number and address if you wish to do so
Reporting Options for Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP – federal reentry)
- The external PREA hotline at 1-844-868-0055 (can remain anonymous)
- In writing to: PREA coordinator, PO Box 18377, Seattle WA 98118-0377
- In person or by phone to any facility staff
- By email: PREA@p-h-s.com
|Federal Facility||Address||Main Phone|
|Pioneer Fellowship House RRC||220 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
|Spokane RRC - Site 1||3614 E. Ferry Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
|Spokane RRC - Site 2||925 West Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
|Tacoma RRC||1902 Milwaukee Way
Tacoma, WA 98421
All cases of alleged sexual conduct shall be promptly, thoroughly, and objectively investigated. Upon substantiation of any allegation of sexual conduct, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken against the employee, contractor, volunteer, or individuals in a Pioneer facility or program. Those actions may include possible criminal prosecution.