Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $249,963)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program provides funding to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings, including adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections facilities, law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities. The goal of this program is to assist correctional facilities in implementing comprehensive prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities; promote a culture of zero tolerance toward sexual abuse; and support facilities efforts to achieve compliance with the PREA standards.
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will use awarded grant funds to launch a comprehensive PREA implementation project within Wanbli Wiconi Tipi and bring the location into compliance with PREA standards. The project will create a model for other tribal youth facilities that are in the beginning stages of PREA implementation. The project will undertake a policy analysis; develop victim services; and provide resident education. CA/NCF