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Protecting Inmate Sexual Safety in Georgia Prisons

Award Information

Award #
2020-RP-BX-0003
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$250,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $250,000)

Authorized under the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the FY20 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 use funds to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in preventing, identifying, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in these facilities, and to support compliance with the PREA standards. Specifically, a portion of funds will be used for: (1) financial assistance with implementing PREA resources for offenders under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); (2) enhanced educational video for staff and offenders that is consistent with GDC operations; and, (3) thorough examination of investigation processes and training to correct inadequate investigations. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2020