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Wadoc Rape Elimination Procedures Attachment 2006

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STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
P. O. Box 41101iOlympia, Washington 98504-1101iTel (360) 725-8200
FAX (360) 664-4056

ADMINISTRATIVE BULLETIN AB-07-003

January 19, 2007

TO:

Executive Staff
Superintendents

FROM:

Harold W. Clarke
Secretary

SUBJECT:

DOC 490.800 Prison Rape Elimination Procedures

This policy is being changed, effective immediately, to replace Section V.
I.

Sexual Assault Prevention
A.

[4-4281-2] Screening and Housing at the Reception Diagnostic Centers
(RDCs)
1.

For newly admitted offenders at the RDCs, Health Services staff
will complete screening within 24 hours of arrival using DOC 13349 Intersystem Mental Health Screening.

2.

Health Services staff will immediately notify the facility staff
responsible for housing assignments of any offender identified for
potential vulnerabilities or tendencies of acting out with sexually
aggressive behavior.

3.

Health Services staff will record the screening results on the OBTS
HS06.

4.

Staff responsible will make housing assignments accordingly.

“Working Together for SAFE Communities”

Administrative Bulletin AB-07-003
January 19, 2007
Page 2

B.

C.

Screening and Housing at all Facilities
1.

Classification staff at the facility where offenders are housed on
February 1, 2007, will screen every offender using DOC 07-019
Potential for Sexual Assault/Sexual Victimization Screening
(PSASVS) at their next scheduled classification review or prior to
transfer within the Department, whichever comes first. Results of
this screening will be documented on OBTS DT37 using the
appropriate chrono type code.

2.

Staff will immediately review any offender screened high for either
perpetration or victimization by evaluating the offender’s cellmate.

3.

Staff will refer offenders identified as high for either perpetration or
victimization for appraisal by Mental Health.

4.

Housing assignments will ensure that an offender identified as
potentially vulnerable is not housed in the same cell as an offender
identified as sexually assaultive.

5.

Any incident involving the sexual behavior of an offender will
prompt an immediate review by the offender’s Classification
Counselor to determine whether the offender should be designated
as a potential sexual perpetrator or potential victim, with
appropriate mental health referrals made.

Transfer Between Facilities
1.

Prior to transfer, the sending facility staff will verify screening has
been completed and document using either OBTS HS06 or DT37.
If there is no screening documentation, the screening will be
completed by the Classification Counselor with results entered on
OBTS DT37.

2.

Upon arrival and prior to making a housing assignment, staff will
review the screening that was completed by the sending facility and
entered either on the OBTS HS06 or DT37. For offenders
designated as potential predators or victims, housing assignments
will be made accordingly, ensuring that potential predators and
potential victims are not housed in the same cell.

“Working Together for SAFE Communities”

Administrative Bulletin AB-07-003
January 19, 2007
Page 3

D.

E.

Classification and Housing Assignments
1.

The status of offenders who have been designated as either a
potential sexual perpetrator or victim will be assessed at each
scheduled classification review.

2.

The Facility Risk Management Team (FRMT) will include Health
Services staff, when possible, when meeting with an offender
identified as high risk as a predator with a history of sexually
assaultive behavior or a history of assaultive behavior. The FRMT
will set the time frames for review by Mental Health, or monitoring
by the Classification Counselor.

3.

The designation may be removed by the counselor at the direction
of the FRMT, with Mental Health staff input, if there is sufficient
evidence over time that the offender is no longer vulnerable to
sexual assault or no longer poses a threat of sexual assault to
others.

[4-4281-4] [4-4281-5] Appraisal, Counseling, and Monitoring

1.

The Mental Health staff will complete a mental health appraisal with
offenders referred as potential victims or as high risk for sexual
assault with a history of sexually assaultive behavior. The Mental
Health staff will report results of the appraisal to the Classification
Counselor, and provide suggestions for monitoring, counseling,
management, and signs for observation. The results of the
appraisal will be placed in the offender medical file and OBTS
HS06.

2.

Classification Counselors will complete DOC 07-018 Potential
Perpetrator/Victim Tracking for offenders identified as potential
perpetrators or victims. Completion of the review will be
documented on OBTS DT37 using the appropriate chrono type
code.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the Chief of Classification.
HC:ka
cc:
Kerry Arlow, Security & Logistics Administrator
Jean Stewart, Chief Classification
Marjorie Owens, Policy Program Manager

“Working Together for SAFE Communities”

 

 

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