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Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Discretionary Grant Program - Clallam County Correctional Facility

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $206,126)

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 Community Services and Housing Division of the Washington Department of Commerce in partnership with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office will implement a PREA Demonstration Project at Clallam County Corrections Facility (CCCF). The project is designed to affirm CCCF's zero-tolerance for sexual abuse and develop a model for implementation of the national PREA standards in a medium-sized jail, in a way that protects inmates, enhances staff's ability to do their jobs well, and creates local experts who can share information with other jails in Washington State and nationally. In so doing, the project will ensure that CCCF is in compliance with national PREA standards.


Date Created: August 13, 2012