Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $118,249)
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 conduct PREA audits at four correctional facilities and the Central Ohio Youth Center. Additional cameras, mirrors, recording servers and radios will assist facilities in eliminating blind spots, enhancing supervision, assisting in investigations and increasing communication to reduce areas in which sexual assaults can occur, resulting in increased safety for the residences.
- Lake County Sheriff's Office Correction Facility housing criminal aliens requesting use of fundsfor correctional officer recruitment and criminal alien inmates medical expenses.
- Second Chance Act Training and Technical Assistance: Education and Employment
- Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic: Investigating, Litigating, and Preventing Wrongful Convictions, and Upholding the Rule of Law