"This policy establishes uniform guidelines and procedures to prevent, deter, and respond to all types of prison sexual assault, sexual victimization and staff sexual misconduct aimed at persons under the care and custody of the NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (NHDOC). In keeping with the intent of the federal statute (PREA, P.L. 108-79), NHDOC is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for prison sexual assault and sexual victimization, including offender-on-offender sexual victimization , staff-on-offender sexual misconduct, and sexual assault by any other person working with or having contact with offenders under departmental control or supervision. This policy makes the prevention of offender-on-offender sexual assault and staff sexual misconduct a top priority. The Department will immediately respond to, investigate, and support the prosecution of sexual assault, victimization and misconduct through both internal and external processes in partnership with state police, local law enforcement, county prosecutors and the NH Office of the Attorney General."