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FY 2016 PREA Reallocation Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $29,616)

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 provide a two day specialized training from an established PREA training company. These trainings will be held in two different locations within the state and open to approximately 80 participants. Participants completing the training will be competent and capable to investigate sexual offenses committed in prisons and detention settings in compliance with PREA standards. A total of 20 of the 80 participants completing the course will be selected for the sequential Train-the-Trainer course. Graduates will be qualified to provide training on investigations in confinement settings, sustaining future needs for training, and perform personnel attrition assignments.

Date Created: September 12, 2016