Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $20,028)
OJJDP Combined FY 2021 and FY 2022 Project Abstract for Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds
The Children, Youth, and Families Department, Juvenile Justice Services Division (JJS) is requesting $20,028.00 in federal funding from the FY 2021 and FY 2022 PREA Reallocation Funds to strengthen their ability to address sexual abuse and enhance current prevention efforts. The Juvenile Justice Services Division aims to implement preventive infrastructure and technology improvements at the Youth Diagnostic & Development Center (YYDC), ultimately reducing instances of sexual abuse.
JJS manages two secure juvenile correctional facilities: the J.P. Taylor Center in Las Cruces, NM, and the Youth Diagnostic & Development Center in Albuquerque, NM. Along with these, they also oversee two reintegration centers, the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center and the Eagle Nest Reintegration Center, all located in New Mexico. The top priority for JJS is ensuring the safety of all residents in these four facilities. For nearly a decade, JJS has continuously taken steps, including implementing a zero-tolerance policy, meant to facilitate the adherence of its juvenile centers to the national PREA standards. JJS will utilize FY 2021 and FY 2022 PREA Reallocation funding to further its efforts to remain compliant with all 43 PREA Standards. CYFD aims to accomplish this goal by utilizing PREA Reallocation funding to purchase and install new state-of-the-art surveillance equipment at YDDC to help deter crime and provide crucial investigative evidence for prosecution when needed. The outdated cameras will be replaced with fisheye lensed cameras, and the quality and reliability of the new ones will be enhanced.
The anticipated outcome and major deliverable include a minimum of five cameras acquired and professionally installed at YDDC in Albuquerque, New Mexico.