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OJJDP PREA Compliance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $7,402)

With OJJDP funds, NE will train juvenile PREA certified auditors and perform PREA audits to achieve compliance with the PREA National Standards. NCA/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 Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 was passed with the intent to prevent, reduce and properly respond to all forms of sexual abuse of incarcerated persons. The Governor of Nebraska recently signed a letter assuring the state's commitment to being fully compliant with the PREA standards. In order to achieve full compliance, all facilities, both adult and juvenile, must be audited once every three years. PREA audits must be conducted by an individual who has completed PREA Auditor training and has been certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct the audits. Nebraska wants to hire an auditor to work with a juvenile detention facility who has been unable to conduct these audits due to lack of funds. The selection process is underway, and a facility will be selected in September of 2015.


Date Created: September 21, 2014