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2012 PREA Demonstration Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $153,200)

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 Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice will initially pick a third party group to perform various aspects of the grant project, from evaluation to implementation.

Once the third party is chosen, the three planned phases of implementation include: 1) comprehensive evaluation and assessment of programs and practices; 2) strategic enhancement plan development and implementation; and 3) continuous quality assurance and sustainability. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 13, 2012