Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconducts in correctional settings. The Kintock Group has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of sexual assault and rape and makes prevention of sexual assault and rape a top priority.
Sexual Assualt/Sexual Harassment Policy
Kintock promotes a productive safe environment for staff and residents and has zero tolerance for verbal or physical conduct that harasses assaults, disrupts, traumatizes or interferes with another’s work performance or the quality of life for its residents. Behavior that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment is immediately reported and addressed.
The intent of this procedure is to provide uniform guidelines to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual harassment and assault.
The company prohibits any form of retaliation against employees/residents for making a complaint or providing information about harassment.
Any employee, supervisor or manager who violates this policy, and in accordance with the company Standards of Conduct, is subject to disciplinary action, including termination. All volunteers, vendors, contractors and their representatives shall also comply with this policy or the working relationship/contract may be severed. A member of the incident review team may jointly or individually decide if it necessary to prohibit further resident contact until HR can be reached.
All claims of sexual assault will be immediately reported to the contracting law enforcement agency to include notification of the agency’s special investigation division.