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Montana 2016 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) - Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Reallocation Funds Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Lewis and Clark
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $30,338)

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 grant funds to develop policies to address prevention and intervention of sexual assault in local government detention facilities through continued partnerships. with the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA), the Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association (MSPOA), and the Montana Association of Counties (MACo). Grant funds will be used to develop protocols for intervention, response, and treatment, update training curricula for correction and detention officer basic training, and develop and administer a peer review protocol for preliminary audits of adult detention facilities.

Date Created: September 27, 2016