Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $159,954)
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 recipient will continue to support activities in an effort to achieve compliance with the PREA Standards. Specifically, the funds will be used to: (1) deliver trauma-informed training for staff; (2) continue conducting PREA audits; (3) make investments in equipment and reporting systems that can be used over time to ensure that Pennsylvania reaches and remains compliant with PREA standards; and (4) purchase informational supplies to inform staff and inmates of PREA standards/requirements.
- BJA FY23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program - Local Solicitation - US2436 Protective Shields and Forcible Entry Tools
- Training and Enforcement Projects: Digital Forensic Specialist, Forensic Technician and Crime/Intelligence Analyst continuing education; traffic enforcement and surveillance eqipment
- Meeting the demand in Nevada for wrongful conviction review and post-conviction representation