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IDOC Grant Application for the Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Discretionary Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $637,386)

The Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Discretionary Grant Program was created as a result of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (the Act), Public Law 108-79. The goal of the Act is to eradicate sexual assaults in all of the correctional facilities in this country, be they federal, state, or local in nature. Nevertheless, the statutory focus for this grant program is state and local correctional facilities. This program is divided into two parts: (1) Protecting Inmates and (2) Safeguarding Communities. The Protecting Inmates part focuses on providing funding to state and local agencies for the costs of personnel, training, technical assistance, and data collection in the areas of prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of victims of inmate on inmate sexual assault in a correctional facility. The Safeguarding Communities component of the program focuses on assisting the states in developing and implementing strategies when making release decisions for sexual aggressors without compromising public safety and addressing the needs of the victims after release.

The FY 2006 Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities award will fund the Indiana Department of Corrections' (IDOC) Sex Offender Management and Monitoring Program which identifies adult and juvenile sex offenders within the Indiana prison system. The adult component of the sex offender management and monitoring program consists of three phases: Phase I, which is an educational phase conducted during the intake process; Phase II, which provides treatment during incarceration; and Phase III, which prepares the sex offender for reentry into the community. The juvenile sex offender component of the program is based on the successes of treatment that was provided to the adult participants.


Date Created: August 30, 2006