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Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds

Award Information

Award #
2014-JF-FX-0115
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$13,295

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $6,804)

Using OJJDP funds, South Dakota will allocate funds through a competitive sub-grant process for PREA compliance activities, such as:
supporting PREA interventions to support juvenile confinement facilities coming into full compliance with national PREA standards; and monitoring compliance with PREA through collecting and verifying data consistent with national PREA standards.

NCF

Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties. Congress intended that PREA would provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.

The State of South Dakota will utilize reallocated funds from its FY2015 Title II Formula Grant to address the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) consist with federal requirements. The designated state agency, South Dakota Department of Corrections, will ensure that funds are utilized consistent with Title II requirements and for the purpose of enabling South Dakota to adopt, and achieve full compliance with the national PREA standards, so as to ensure that a certification of full compliance may be submitted by our governor in future years.
South Dakota will allocate funds through a competitive subgrant process in order to ensure that the funds are used where they are most needed and in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality.
Activities that will be implemented to achieve the project goals and objectives include:

1)Supporting PREA interventions to support juvenile confinement facilities coming into full compliance with national PREA standards; and
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2)monitoring compliance with PREA through collecting and verifying data consistent with national PREA standards.
Progress toward identified goals and objectives will be measured through performance measure reporting. These performance measures will provide data such as the number of policies/procedures and/or programs established/amended to comply with national PREA standards during the reporting period and the number of national PREA standards implemented during the reporting period.

Staff of the Department of Corrections will submit required annual performance measure reports to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) through its Grant Management System (GMS) under the Performance Metrics link in the progress report.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2014