ARC policy is to report allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate local law enforcement agency, noted below, for criminal investigation:
ARC accepts third party reports of sexual abuse or sexual harassment at all residential facilities, and the ARC PREA Coordinator accepts third party reports of sexual abuse or sexual harassment at (608) 278-2300, or 2001 W. Beltline Hwy., #102, Madison WI 53713.
The annual report for 2018, issued January 3, 2019, found that ARC continues to be able to protect residents from sexual assault and sexual harassment with the current staffing patterns and facility layout.
Across five residential facilities, ARC substantiated onc case of sexual assault and one case of sexual harassment in 2018. By comparison to prior years, ARC substantiated between zero and two cases of sexual assault in each year from 2015 through 2017 and between zero and two cases of sexual harassment in each year from 2015 through 2017.
ARC House was the subject of a PREA audit in 2018, and the final report found that ARC House was in compliance with applicable PREA standards. ARC made minor revisions to the process for clients to report allegations of violations. In addition, ARC is working with the Department of Corrections to screen out residential treatment referrals for women have a history or voyeuristic behavior or any other sexually inappropriate behavior.