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Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds

Award Information

Award #
2014-JF-FX-0124
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$22,935

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $8,524)

Using OJJDP funds, Connecticut will provide $8,524 to help bring the executive branch of Connecticut's juvenile justice system into compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Through this project, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families will purchase and install a buzzer system, and train staff and residents to ensure that the residents of each housing unit are aware of changes in the composition of the gender supervision in accordance with standard 115.315 (d); purchase a training program and educational materials for education of residents to meet standard 115. 333; and invest in the agency's databases to provide a centralized database containing a reporting system for all PREA incident reports with potential for follow up documentation and automated notification to parties, which will allow the Department of Children and Families to meet standards 115.387, 115.388, and 115.389. 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.

Connecticut’s 2015 Application under OJJDP FY 2015 Application Guidance for Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds: OJJDP Formula Grants Program will provide $7,205 to help bring the executive branch of Connecticut’s juvenile justice system into compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Through this project, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) will purchase materials necessary to produce posters, handouts and booklets, in English and in Spanish, intended for the education of juvenile offenders in two secure juvenile correctional facilities operated by DCF in order to meet standard 115. 333 and DCF will cover some costs associated with the PREA audit. This audit is required by PREA standard 115.401. 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.
CT will use it's PREA reallocation funds to help bring the executive branch of Connecticut’s juvenile justice system into compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Through this project, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) will enhance the agency's computer system and allow for the computer generation of reports, which are now done manually. This will increase the accuracy and timeliness of the Department of Children and Families response to standards 115.387, 115.388, and 115.389. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2014