Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $82,447)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) provides that a state or territory whose governor does not certify full compliance with the standards is subject to the loss of five percent of any DOJ grant funds that it would otherwise receive for prison purposes, unless the governor submits an assurance that such five percent will be used only for the purpose of enabling the state to achieve and certify full compliance with the standards in future years. See 42 U.S.C. 15607(c). The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is one of the DOJ grant programs subject to this requirement in fiscal year (FY) 2016.
The goals of the FY 2016 PREA Reallocation JAG Program are to continue implementation of the national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape in order to protect individuals from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement.
The grantee will use awarded PREA Reallocation funds to support PREA efforts in state-run adult and juvenile correctional facilities. Funds will be used to offset the costs of auditing facilities as required under PREA standard 115.401. The grantee will use audit results to examine systemic compliance barriers, such as placement of youthful offenders, and their potential solutions to most effectively use limited resources to ensure the safety of offenders and staff.
- The City of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo propose to utilize JAG funds for programs and projects planned to address the most pressing needs of the City and County.
- Preventing School Violence; STOP School Violence Program within NYC Community School District 17
- Preventing School Violence in Chester Upland School District (PSV-CUSD)