PREA – Prison Rape Elimination Act

The following information has been provided to make the public aware of The Connection’s efforts to be transparent and forthright in the investigation, documentation and dissemination of PREA related incidents.

The Connection has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in facilities that it operates. The Connection has implemented policies that will promote client safety through the prevention, detection and investigation of alleged PREA incidents. All PREA allegations will be brought to the proper authorities and/or funding agencies. The Connection does not conduct PREA investigations. The Connecticut State Police and/or Department of Correction’s PREA Investigation Unit will conduct all PREA investigations. The Connection will work together with its funding agencies to address all PREA-related matters.

For any questions regarding The Connection’s implementation of PREA standards or to report a PREA allegation, please contact The Connection’s PREA Coordinator, Elissa Viglione at (860) 740-3890.

To report a PREA allegation through a third party, please utilize one of the following options:

State of Connecticut Department of Correction PREA Investigation Unit Hotline: (770) 743-7783
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (formerly CONNSACS):
1-888-999-5545 English
1-888-568-8332 Español


The Connection Aggregated PREA Data (2014-2020)

2021 PREA Annual Report
2020 PREA Annual Report
2019 PREA Annual Report
2018 PREA Annual Report
2017 PREA Annual Report


PREA Audit Final Reports (2021)

Cochegan House
Connection House
Roger Sherman House
Sierra Center Pre-Trial
Sierra Center Work Release
The January Center


PREA Audit Final Reports (2019)

Eddy Center


PREA Audit Final Reports (2018)

Sierra Center Pre-Trial
The January Center


PREA Audit Final Reports (2017)

Sierra Center Work Release
Roger Sherman House


PREA Audit Final Reports (2016)

Eddy Center
Connection House


PREA Audit Final Reports (2014)

Roger Sherman House
Sierra Center Pre-Trial
Sierra Center Work Release
The January Center
Cochegan House