Oriana House’s Prison Rape Elimination Act Zero Tolerance Policy

It is the policy of Oriana House, Inc., to have a zero-tolerance policy relating to all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment as defined by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Community Confinement Standards. Oriana House, Inc., provides a systematic means of monitoring, identifying, reporting, and investigating employee and client sexual misconduct, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for employees, clients, independent contractors, vendors, interns, and volunteers.

How to report client sexual abuse (PREA)

Oriana House’s mission is to provide quality and humane chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services to clients while contributing to safer communities. Safer communities start within the walls of our facilities. Oriana House staff strive to maintain a safe environment and model appropriate behavior for our clients as an example of what is expected outside of our facilities.

While Oriana House has always had a grievance policy for clients to voice and report their concerns, policy has also been implemented to specifically address the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Anyone at any time can report an occurrence of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. There is no retaliation to reporting and the reporting can be done confidentially.

By clicking the link below, you can complete a form to report sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or you can call toll free hotline (833) 258-1271 and report your concerns. The more information you are able to provide will better assist the investigation. Every report is investigated by either law enforcement and/or an Oriana House internal team.

PREA Reporting Form

Completed forms can be:

Mailed to: Oriana House, Inc., Client Sexual Abuse Response Team, P.O. Box 1501, Akron, Ohio 44309

Faxed to: 330-996-2233. Please indicate Attention "Client Sexual Abuse Response Team" on your fax coversheet.

Emailed to: SexualAbuseReporting@orianahouse.org

Investigation Procedures

Criminal Investigations

Administrative Investigations

In instances of sexual abuse that are criminal in nature, the Client Sexual Abuse Response Team will refer the allegations to law enforcement promptly, thoroughly, and objectively, including third-party and anonymous reports. In instances of sexual harassment that are not criminal in nature, the Agency’s trained PREA investigators will conduct an administrative investigation.

So as to not interfere in any criminal investigations, the Agency may conduct an administrative investigation done in anticipation of litigation after the completion of law enforcement’s criminal investigation.

PREA Annual and Audit Reports