2016 PREA Report

NORTHWEST REGIONAL RE-ENTRY CENTER

PREA Annual Report 2016

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires every confinement facility in the United States to be audited by an outside, specially trained PREA auditor once every three years.  NWRRC was audited in July 2016 and that report is available under the PREA tab on our website.  NWRRC is in compliance with all PREA standards.

During the 2016 calendar year, 5 PREA-related incidents were reported and investigated.  The breakdown is as follows:

  1. Resident-to-resident report of unwanted sexually-related comments appeared to be the result of the perpetrator’s mental health decompensation. He was terminated from the program and taken into custody.
  2. Resident-to-resident sexual harassment/stalking. Perpetrator terminated from the program.
  3. Resident-to-resident sexual harassment involving the same perpetrator as in #2.
  4. Resident-to-resident sexual harassment allegation that was revealed after a physical altercation. Unable to further investigate because the reporting resident absconded.
  5. Shortly after arrival at NWRRC, a resident reported being threatened with sexual acts while in county custody. The report was immediately forwarded to the PREA coordinator at that facility for their follow-up and investigation.

Following each investigation and case closure, staff involved debriefs the case to identify the lessons learned and make changes if warranted.  Our goal is to continue to improve in the areas of conducting a fair and balanced investigation, taking steps to maintain safety during the investigation, avoiding re-traumatizing residents and providing appropriate services to those who need them.  We continue to place a high priority on ensuring the safety and security of our residents, visitors, volunteers and staff at NWRRC.