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2017 Idaho PREA

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $29,625)

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) 2017.

The goals of the FY 2017 PREA Reallocation JAG Program are to support 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 recipient will continue to support activities in an effort to achieve compliance with the PREA Standards. The state of Idaho continues to work towards statewide PREA compliance and has identified the need for staff and inmate training on PREA rights and responsibilities. The funds will be subawarded to the Idaho Department of Correction and the Idaho Sheriffs' Association, who will continue efforts to train all relevant prison and jail staff on PREA, as well as provide inmates information on their rights under PREA and services such as education and counseling.


Date Created: September 21, 2017