Prison Rape Elimination Act Information (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was signed into Federal Law in 2003. PREA is a set of federal standards that were created to identify and eliminate sexual abuse in prisons and in community corrections. Pharos House has a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse between residents, staff, volunteers, and contractors. Pharos House works to stay in compliance with all PREA standards. The Pharos House PREA policy addresses all of the PREA requirements. All staff at Pharos House have been trained in PREA policies and procedures and know what to do in the event of a sexual harassment or abuse incident.

Anyone can report a case of sexual abuse or harassment, including a resident, staff person, family member, or friend. All reports will be investigated and will be kept confidential.

To contact the PREA coordinator at Pharos House, please email: emccormick@pharoshouse.org

Click here to access the form for a resident or staff person to report a case of sexual abuse.

Residents may also call the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine hotline;
1-800-313-9900 or they may call 911 to reach an emergency line for Portland Police Department.

Click here to access the form if you would like to report a case of sexual abuse or sexual harassment as a 3rd party.

Click here to access the complete Pharos House PREA policy.

Click here to view the most current PREA ANNUAL REPORT for Pharos House.

Click here to view the most current PREA COMPLIANCE REPORT for Pharos House.

Click here to view the most current PREA Audit report for Pharos House.

To learn more about PREA go to the national PREA RESOURCE CENTER at: http://prearesourcecenter.org

To contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons, please go to http://www.BOP.gov