Prison Rape Elimination Act Audit

Volunteers of America complies with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and has a zero-tolerance stance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. VOA has extensive policies and procedures in place (in adherence with PREA) that are applicable to residents, staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors. Our zero-tolerance stance includes education, prevention, detection and immediate response to incidents.

Volunteers of America of Western New York has successfully passed a PREA audit of its Residential Reentry Center at 175 Ward Street Rochester NY and has scheduled an audit of our Community-Based Residential Program in Binghamton, NY for May 2018. The audits assess the compliance with the PREA standards for Community Confinement developed by the United States Department of Justice. The standards are available online at the National PREA Resource Center HTTP://WWW.PREARESOURCECENTER.ORG/

In addition, Volunteers of America completes Annual PREA Reports, which can be viewed via the links below:

2015-2016 PREA ANNUAL REPORT

2016-2017 PREA ANNUAL REPORT

Anyone wishing to report acts, or allegations, of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, may contact the agency by email at PREACOORDINATOR@VOAUPNY.ORG. Reports are accepted from anyone with knowledge or belief that sexual abuse or sexual harassment may have occurred.


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