Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $171,026)
Authorized under the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the FY19 PREA Program: Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities will assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in these facilities, and to promote compliance with the PREA standards. Program funds will be used to support efforts of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in confinement facilities covered by the PREA standards; promote comprehensive implementation of the standards; and enhance community safety by decreasing the likelihood that inmates, residents, and detainees are sexually victimized in confinement facilities prior to release.
The grant recipient's project will focus on a newly constructed juvenile detention center, the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC). The CFJC is a less than 500 bed facility that will begin operating in October 2019. This project will focus on Standard 115.313 Supervision and Monitoring and will include the development of a revised staffing plan and a marketing strategy and communication tools to recruit appropriate juvenile detention officers. Strategies include meeting with other juvenile facilities and professional organizations such as CJCA, and attending recruiting events.