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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Policy & Reporting Procedure

Wisconsin Community Services, Inc. (WCS) has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment in all of its facilities.  The PREA officers (see below) at WCS coordinate implementation, compliance, and audit activities for all WCS facilities and work to prevent, detect, and respond to all incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

PREA Officers at WCS
Joy Fitzsimons
PREA Compliance Manager 
& Program Director at the Joshua Glover Residential Services Center (through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections) within the WCS Division of Community Reintegration Services
414-442-3700
EMAIL

Tedi Gentry
PREA Compliance Manager & Program Director at Parsons House Federal Re-entry Program (through the Federal Bureau of Prisons) within the WCS Division of Community Reintegration Services
414-445-3301
EMAIL

Robert Young
PREA Coordinator & Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Coordinator for the WCS Division of Community Reintegration Services
414-531-9466
EMAIL


TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT ONE OF THE WCS RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES (Joshua Glover or Parsons House)

►  WCS investigates all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates and 
     residents in our custody.  We accept allegations in many forms from inmates and residents,
     including verbally to any staff member, in writing, by reporting via the link below, anonymously,
     and from any third party on behalf of an inmate or resident.  All allegations will be assumed to
     be credible and will result in an immediate investigation. 

►  If you wish to report an allegation of sexual abuse or sexual harassment on behalf of any
     inmate or resident who is, or was at the time of the incident, in WCS custody, please click
     the report button below to send an e-mail and the allegation will be investigated. 

►  Please provide as much information as possible including:

• Inmate or resident full name
• Inmate or resident date of birth
• Inmate or resident identification number
Facility in which the incident occurred 
Facility in  which inmate or resident is/was living when the incident occurred
  (if different from above)
Description of incident including date, locations, circumstances
Suspect information
Your information, if you wish to be contacted regarding this allegation

CLICK HERE TO REPORT

Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment at

Joshua Glover OR Parsons House

 

PREA Definitions
Offender-on-offender sexual abuse
Offender-on-offender sexual harassment
Staff-on-offender sexual misconduct
Staff-on-offender sexual harassment

PREA Standards
Executive Summary
Prison and Jail
Community Confinement
Juvenile Facility
Lockups

WCS PREA Data and Documents
2015 WCS PREA Annual Report
2016 WCS PREA Audit

Related Websites
Wisconsin DOC PREA Unit
National PREA Resource Center
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

 

Pursuant to PREA 115.222, WCS will refer all allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment involving potentially criminal behavior for investigation to the local law enforcement agency that has the authority to conduct criminal investigations.  In cases where the investigation is referred to the local law enforcement agency:

♦  WCS staff shall cooperate fully with the investigating agency during the course of the investigation:

  • If a WCS staff member, intern, volunteer, or contractor is involved in the alleged incident, that person shall be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
  • If a resident of the WCS community confinement program is involved in the alleged incident, that person shall be transferred to a different WCS confinement facility under the same contract OR placed on community confinement IF he or she is eligible and with the approval of the Bureau of Prisons.

♦  The WCS PREA Compliance Manager shall:

  • Provide copies of reports and turn over all evidence collected to the investigating agency;
  • Maintain contact with the investigating agency during the course of the investigation to be informed of the progress and outcome; and
  • Notify all required agencies of the progress and outcome of the investigation, including the Bureau of Prisons