Annual Report

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to "provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape". (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003). In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.

The act also created the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and charged it with developing draft standards for the elimination of prison rape. Those standards were published in June 2009, and were turned over to the Department of Justice for review and passage as a final rule. That final rule became effective August 20, 2012.

In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded the National PREA Resource Center to continue to provide federally funded training and technical assistance to states and localities, as well as to serve as a single-stop resource for leading research and tools for all those in the filed working to come into compliance with the federal standards.

Alpha Human Services has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility, under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (28 CFR 115.11) 2003. We will enforce all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to all instances of alleged sexual misconduct. All reports are fully investigated, which includes both allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

To report any incident of sexual abuse or sexual harassment please contact Alpha Human Services at (612) 872-8218 and the Minneapolis Police Department at (612) 673-3000 or by dialing 911. The Minneapolis Police Department handles all investigations regarding sexual misconduct in our facility.

Complaints for 2014/2015:

May 29, 2014 -- May 29, 2015

Cleint on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Staff on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Complaints for 2015/2016:

May 30, 2015 -- May 29, 2016

Client on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Staff on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Complaints for 2016/2017:

May 30, 2016 -- May 29, 2017

Client on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Staff on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Complaints for 2017/2018:

May 30, 2017 -- May 29, 2018

Client on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Staff on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0


Complaints for 2018/2019:

May 30, 2018 -- May 29, 2019

Client on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 1 1
Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

 

Staff on Client Complaints     Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unfounded Allegations: 0 0
*Unsubstantiated Allegations: 0 0
Substantiated Allegations: 0 0

These statistics reveal a minimum amount of incidents of sexual misconduct within the facility.  This reflects Alpha Human Services’ dedication to its zero tolerance policy towards sexual abuse and sexual harassment. This also reflects the training Alpha’s staff receives to achieve this goal

*There is a current, ongoing investigation regarding allegations of client on client sexual assault. The police are currently handling the investigation. There are questions as to the legitimacy of the allegations by the alleged victim. According to the detective investigating the matter, upon completion of the investigation, the case might be referred to the Hennepin County Attorney's office for possible charges against the alleged victim.