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Rhode Island - OJJDP - FY 2016 Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Grant

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $19,123)

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 grantee plans to support PREA programming in youth facilities.

The State Administering Agency and its sub-recipient, the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), will use the findings of the PREA Audits recently conducted in May of 2016 to determine how to make most effective use of these funds to further ensure full PREA certification and ongoing compliance. A final plan will be shared with OJJDP prior to initiating activities.


Date Created: September 15, 2016