Prison Rape Elimination Act

PREA is a legal obligation. Alternative Answers offers you a simple solution for (Sec 151.51, 151.54) compliance. We understand that you have requirements that reach beyond anonymous reporting. We are knowledgeable on PREA standards and requirements and can assist you in providing services and meeting your requirements. Police-cleared staff are available 24/7/365 and multi-lingual (English, French and Spanish) are available in house.

Steps to Compliance

Alternative Answers has been offering anonymous hotline services since 1995 to law enforcement agencies, Crime Stoppers Programs and loss prevention companies.

We are able to quickly establish a toll free hotline and customized protocol. We offer flexible service contracts to fit your needs.

Our technology is second to none. We have power and data backups in addition to the strongest security and firewalls available. We understand the sensitive nature of the information being reported and we will work tirelessly to make sure that it is protected and delivered securely.

You will determine exactly how your reports are handled once we receive them. Your agency will establish exactly how we deliver the reports of sexual abuse, harassment and cases of neglect. It is most common for these reports to be e-mailed to a confidential, monitored account once we have made phone contact with the PREA Coordinator.

Will also be available to your designated PREA point person for stats, customized reports and feedback.

PREA standards require that the hotline be available to inmates and the public. Once your agency has completed the simple set-up process with Alternative Answers, you will begin promoting the hotline to your inmates, staff and community (Section 115.54).

Alternative Answers offers 24/7, open communication with agencies. Tell us what you think is working and what you would like to improve. We will work closely with your PREA Coordinator to ensure that the hotline works seamlessly into your agency's PREA compliance plan.

While PREA standards are very clear, agencies must apply their own preferences , needs and procedures. We understand that your PREA compliance plan is likely a work in progress.