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Henderson County PREA Program

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $25,000)

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 the majority of the funds to hire a PREA coordinator/trainer. This position will be full-time or possibly part-time depending on the needs of the facility, and will be responsible for training staff and maintaining PREA files. In addition, a portion of funds will be used for the implementation of the Telmate tablet system to provide resources and educational materials for inmates in regard to PREA. Lastly, funds will be used to increase training to individuals who are likely to have the most interactions with inmates.


Date Created: September 18, 2020