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PREA Audit 7-17-17

PREA Survey 2015



  • Daily behavioral rating assessment of core areas, such as:
    interactions with others, attitude, school / quiet time, chores, hygiene,
    personal room care, daily routine, mealtime, communication,
    treatment involvement, and community conduct
  • Personal accountability
  • Group treatment
  • Therapeutic recreation, such as: Art Therapy Program, Intramural Program,
    Pastoral Program, community activities, Key Club, Youth Council, and Mentoring

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION (individual and group components):

  • Adolescent Development and Preventative Treatment (A.D.A.P.T.)
  • Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.)
  • Balanced and Restorative Justice (B.A.R.J.) - addresses victim impact,
    community safety, and accountability. Progress is assessed through
    completion of requirements:
    • Disclosure and processing of the offense and behavior
    • Address of developmental history through autobiographical account
    • Mediation through the clarification letter to the victim
    • Construct of interpersonal cycle of offense
    • Development of the relapse prevention / competency plan
    • Restorative focus is placed on completing community service hours,
      paying towards restitution costs, and giving back to the community
      through volunteerism

    • Also: Family Work is offered to provide a forum for support,
      improved family interactions by addressing existing difficulties,
      and defining home expectations / boundaries
  • Interactive Journaling
    • recognized by SAMSHA as an evidence-based program
      which uses a cognitive behavioral approach to cognitive skill building,
      criminal thinking, and behavior change
    • structured and experiential process designed to motivate and guide
      participants to develop a personalized plan for realistic change

TRANSITION SERVICES - an assigned worker assists with
---------------------- discharge planning and procurement:

  • Career assessment and research
  • Pursuit of post-secondary education / training
    • College / training program tours
    • Entrance applications
    • Standardized testing
    • Financial aid and scholarship application
  • Community Resource development and referral
    • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
    • CareerLink
    • Temp Agencies
    • Job Corps
    • Military
    • Recruiters
    • G.E.D. Programs
    • Individualized Needs
      (Drug & Alcohol, Housing, Childcare, MH/MR, Medical, Leisure time, etc.)
  • Employment
    • Job Applications
    • Job Interviews
  • Independent Living Needs
    • Identification documents / Social Security Cards
    • Driver's Permit / license / State I.D. card
    • Banking Services
    • Selective Service registration
    • Transportation
    • Income Tax form completion


At Hermitage House Youth Services, each resident’s safety is of the highest importance and we have Zero Tolerance for any act of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment against any resident in our custody.  This is consistent with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the Department of Human Services (DHS), and agency policy.  Residents have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse from other residents and staff; be free from fear of retaliation for reporting an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse; and receive medical, mental health, and victim services, at no cost to them, after experiencing such an incident.  Residents are provided multiple ways to report such incidents; however, if you are aware a resident has experienced such an incident, there are also various ways you can report this on their behalf:

Notify a Hermitage House staff person
File a report with Childline: 1-800-932-0313
Contact the resident's county worker
Contact Crawford County Children & Youth Services: 814-724-8380
(or weekend / after 4:30 p.m. at 814-724-2548)
Contact the Pennsylvania State Police: 814-332-6911
Contact Women's Services: 814-333-9766




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