Code of Conduct

The guidelines below aim to provide best practices for participating in the Community of Practice portal. These guidelines apply to all users of the portal. Users who violate these guidelines may be subject to a verbal or written warning, temporary suspension of system access, or permanent revocation. 

If you require any advice or assistance in relation to these guidelines, please contact us using the portal support form

  1. Users have no expectation of privacy for content they generate on the portal or for their behavior while logged into the portal. Authorized staff of the PREA Resource Center will monitor activity on the portal to ensure adherence with this code of conduct.
  2. Users agree not to use any prohibited statements or materials on the portal. Such statements and materials include, but are not limited to:
    • Defamatory content. 
    • Racially offensive content.
    • Biased, discriminatory, or derogatory comments related to other personal characteristics. 
    • Pornography.
    • Personal attacks. 
    • Illegal activity.
    • Promotion of private ventures (e.g., services, campaigns, political organizations).
  3. Users agree to be professional at all times. Professionalism includes:
    • Be fair to all users on the portal. 
    • Be respectful of other users, as well as individuals and communities that are the subject of discussions on the portal.
    • Be transparent and honest.
    • Be careful not to deliberately mislead or provide misinformation. 
    • Be aware of confidentiality and always protect personally identifiable information and other sensitive information.
    • Be thoughtful and careful, especially where you are representing your agency, facility, or other organization.
    • Be responsible and think before you post: you are personally responsible for the information you post in the portal. 
  4. Users agree not to engage in any conduct online that would not be acceptable in your workplace or that is unlawful.
  5. Users agree to adhere to federal, state, and local laws as appropriate.