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The Haven
PREA ALLEGATION SUMMARY REPORT
2012-2014

Submitted by: Stephanie Robertson, PREA Coordinator

YEAR 2012

Total Number of Allegations: 0
Number of Substantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unfounded Allegations: 0

Allegations Breakdown: By Facility

Haven House: 0
Haven Mother’s House: 0
Identified Vulnerabilities: None
Corrective Action: None

Year One Assessment

Implementation of PREA Standards for Community Confinement agencies, pursuant to Colorado Community Corrections Standards, began to be implemented in June 2012. The Haven has an existing zero tolerance practice, which has been in place since its inception in 1992. The agency does not have a history of client sexual abuse, and will continue to ensure employees are trained on PREA standards and policies, that procedures are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis, and clients are informed of their rights, options pertaining to sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and/or retaliation. The Director is responsible for addressing all PREA related concerns. Facility Director Daniele Wolff participated in multiple trainings throughout the year, and led training for facility employees on 11/14/2012. Participation in these training sessions is retained in individual and aggregate staff training logs.

YEAR 2013

Total Number of Allegations: 0
Number of Substantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unfounded Allegations: 0

Allegations Breakdown: By Facility

Haven House: 0
Haven Mother’s House: 0
Identified Vulnerabilities: None
Corrective Action: None

Year Two Assessment

The Haven continues to provide staff training regarding PREA Standards. Additionally, staff received trainings to competently address the needs of the population served by the Haven, including trainings on Ethics in Community Corrections, Ethics and Boundaries, The Sexual Abuse Referral Process (DHS), and information regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning individuals.

Policies pursuant to the PREA Standards were drafted during the year, and went into effect on August 1, 2013. Further refinement continued throughout the year, with review of all policies in December 2013. Daniele Wolff, Program Director, continues to serve in the role of PREA Coordinator, and led all staff trainings during this time.

In order to standardize the screening of residents for risk of victimization or predation, The Haven began use of the “DCJ Victim/Predator Screening” document in July 2013. Also, in July, The Haven standardized its resident education practices through the use of the “Client Acknowledgement of Sexually Prohibited Behavior” form and an educational video.

YEAR 2014

Total Number of Allegations: 0
Number of Substantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0
Number of Unfounded Allegations: 0

Allegations Breakdown: By Facility

Haven House: 0
Haven Mother’s House: 0
Identified Vulnerabilities: None
Corrective Action: None

Year Three Assessment

The Haven hired Stephanie Robertson as PREA Coordinator in November 2014. The assignment of this staff member to this position allows The Haven program to increase compliance with the spirit of the PREA Standard 115.211(b)2 & 3. Further revision and refinement of policies and procedures also occurred.

Resident screening and education efforts from previous years were continued. Additionally, grievance processes and PREA guidelines were increasingly integrated into culture. For example, a “concept” (client lead, staff supported group) was run in the Mother’s House in March of 2014 to assure that clients were aware of and had an understanding of PREA standards and reporting procedures. The Haven also worked to increase information available in the milieus by purchasing informational posters with PREA reporting information on them. Educational videos were also made available in Spanish for residents who may prefer to watch the video in that language.

The Haven also began using an electronic health record system in June of 2014. This system increased staff’s ability to locate Victim/Predator Screening data for the residents with whom they work, in order to provide better planning around housing assignments, work assignments and other security planning.

Staff training continued, with annual refresher training for all staff on November 5, 2014. Staff were able to review the Training for Trainers PowerPoint, specific to the Community Corrections population. They also received further information about the gender-specific needs of the female offender population, and were able to ask questions regarding their specific job duties and population served.

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