Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $267,300)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program provides funding to state governments for demonstration projects within local adult and juvenile confinement settings, including jails and juvenile detention facilities, law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities. Funding is awarded to states that successfully communicate a comprehensive approach to the prevention, detection, and response to the incidence of sexual abuse and clearly prioritize gaps which are as of yet unaddressed, either programmatically or through changes in policy and procedures, as it relates to implementation of the PREA standards. The goal of this program is to assist local adult and juvenile facilities in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities.
The State of California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the LAPD will work together to develop and implement the first-ever PREA demonstration project within police lock-ups and jails, addressing multiple-sized detention settings, and creating best practices that will have broad application to the field. The grant funded project will target seven adult LAPD station-based lock ups (average daily population of 13) and three larger adult LAPD regional detention facilities (average daily population of 104). LAPD-run detention facilities hold over 100,000 detainees annually. CA/NCF