Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $247,063)
Authorized under the Prison Rape Elimination 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 recipient will utilize FY19 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities to support the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Funds will be utilized to reduce sexual abuse in SCDC facilities by instilling a zero-tolerance-for-sexual abuse culture through improved engagement of offenders, training of staff, capacity-building strategies, improved surveillance, and enhanced accountability processes. CA/NCF