Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $29,965)
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 34 U.S.C. 30307(e). The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is one of the DOJ grant programs subject to this requirement in fiscal year (FY) 2018.
The goals of the FY 2018 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 grant recipient will use FY 2018 funds to continue to work towards statewide PREA compliance. Idaho determined that, among other priorities, resources are needed for inmate and family education. The funds will be subawarded to the Idaho Department of Correction and the Idaho Sheriffs' Association, who will continue efforts to train all relevant staff on PREA, as well as provide inmates information on their rights under PREA and services such as education and counseling.