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Indiana Local PREA Project (ILPP)

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $416,610)

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 Indiana Department of Correction (IDC) plans to enhance 24 local adult correctional facilities, each owned and operated by the county's Community Corrections agency. The FY 2012 PREA award funds will be used to develop a report on the improvement efforts to support PREA standards across the state. The initial project and report will be used as a model for rolling out protocols and trainings to the remaining 43 community agencies in the state.


Date Created: August 21, 2012