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State of Colorado PREA Reallocation Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $64,083)

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 Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, will utilize the FY18 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation funds to support the Colorado Department of Corrections. Funds will be utilized to support staff and inmate education on sexual safety in confinement, limit cross gender viewing, enhance video monitoring systems, and to conduct PREA audits.


Date Created: August 31, 2018