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2021 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation Funds Connecticut

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-21-GG-00321-JAGP
Location
Awardee County
Connecticut
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$61,315

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $61,315)

<p class="Default" style="margin-left:.5in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) provides that a state or territory whose governor does not certify full compliance with the standards is subject to the loss of five percent of any DOJ grant funds that it would otherwise receive for prison purposes, unless the governor submits an assurance that such five percent will be used only for the purpose of enabling the state to achieve and certify full compliance with the standards in future years. See 34 U.S.C. 30307(e).&nbsp; The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is one of the DOJ grant programs subject to this requirement in fiscal year (FY) 2021. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="Default" style="margin-left:.5in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Default" style="margin-left:.5in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The goals of the FY 2021 PREA Reallocation JAG Program are to continue implementation of </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">the national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape in order to protect individuals from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement.&nbsp; States funded under this program are eligible to receive support and assistance from a BJA funded technical assistance provider.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="Default" style="margin-left:.5in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Default" style="margin-left:.5in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The recipient will use funds to continue to work on coming into compliance with PREA Standards in order to better protect individuals from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities.</span> </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:8.0pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:.75in; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt 0.5in">&nbsp;</p>

Date Created: September 28, 2021