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FY 2014 Application for Prison Rape Elimination Act grant

Award Information

Award #
2014-JF-FX-0143
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$57,417

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $19,253)

Using OJJDP funds, The District of Columbia will enhance the departments knowledge of the PREA act, receive training and education for DYRS staff and administrators, and increase staff awareness of youth most vulnerable e.g. youth with a history of trauma or sexual assault and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI). The District of Columbia will use $19,253 for DYRS staff to (1) attend a PREA Training for Trainers, and (2) contract with an auditor/peer reviewer to conduct an audit of juvenile facilities to assess compliance with PREA standards and best practices in collaboration with the Compliance Monitor. This includes facilities operated by public and private entities.

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.

District of Columbia’s Justice Grants Administration (JGA) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) responsible for administering the reallocation of Title II Formula Grants Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) funds. JGA will transfer the Title II Formula Grants PREA funds ($19,085) to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) to advance PREA efforts. During the performance period October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, DYRS will continue to use funds to focus on the following area: (1) Training/Technical assistance. PREA reallocation funds will be utilized to enhance the department’s knowledge of the PREA act, receive training and education for DYRS staff and administrators, and increase staff awareness of youth most vulnerable e.g. youth with a history of trauma or sexual assault and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI). The District of Columbia will use $19,085 for DYRS staff to (1) attend a PREA Training for Trainers, and (2) contract with an auditor/peer reviewer to conduct an audit of juvenile facilities to assess compliance with PREA standards and best practices in collaboration with the Compliance Monitor. This includes facilities operated by public and private entities.

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 Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) responsible for administering the reallocation of Title II Formula Grants Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) funds. OVSJG will transfer the Title II Formula Grants PREA funds ($19,079) to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) to advance PREA efforts. During the performance period DYRS will continue to use funds to focus on Data Collection and Performance Measurement. The PREA reallocation funds will be utilized to enhance the department’s database management system to collect, store, and share documents. This will allow DYRS to begin to prepare for an audit by tracking and modifying documents in our possession. Further, we believe that the agency’s eventual audit will be easier with a proper system. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2014