Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $34,363)
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 train employees of the Bureau of Corrections and inmates on proper policies and procedures for reporting, preventing, and detecting sexual assault. Training modules will include specific training on the care of youth inmates and provide gender specific training that covers all aspects of the national PREA standards. Training will be provided on all islands in group settings where employees and inmates will be given an post training evaluation.