The Open Hearth has a zero tolerance for any acts of sexual abuse, assault, misconduct or harassment. Sexual activity between staff, volunteers or contracted personnel and clients, as well as between client and client is prohibited and subject to administrative and criminal disciplinary sanctions. The Open Hearth staff shall take prudent measures to ensure the safety of both clients and staff. All employees, contractors, volunteers and clients shall have a clear understanding that a sexual relationship with an individual under the CTDOC supervision is strictly prohibited and is a serious breach of employee conduct. All contracts with providers shall include the contracting entity’s obligation to adopt and comply with the PREA standards outlined in FDJJ policy 1919. Contracted providers will be subject to PREA audits, including contract monitoring to ensure compliance.