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2014 OJJDP PREA Reallocation

Award Information

Award #
2014-JF-FX-0146
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$239,341

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $89,319)

Using OJJDP funds, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will provide required training on the revised policy and procedure that was expanded to comply with the National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape, effective August 20, 2012.

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 Board of State and Community Corrections will pass through the 2015 PREA reallocation funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCCR), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). DJJ will use the reallocated funds to assist in off-setting the cost of the required unfunded training on the revised policy and procedure that is in the final stages of approval. The policy has been updated to comply with the National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape, effective August 20, 2012. 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 grantee plans to support PREA programming in youth facilities.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), is committed to coming into full compliance with the PREA Juvenile Facility Standards, but recent audits by DOJ-certified auditors identified several gaps in compliance. Actions required to address these gaps will best be addressed by an analyst committing 16 hours per week to these areas. Funding from this grant to off-set two-fifths of the salary and benefits of an analyst will greatly assist DJJ in these efforts. To maintain compliance in the many areas in which DJJ is compliant currently will require funding for training of new peace officers, print costs for PREA posters, training manuals and pocket-sized cards with a list of first-responder duties, the fee of a DOJ-certified auditor to audit N. A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in the first half of 2017, as well as some travel for the PREA Coordinator and the PREA Compliance Managers from DJJ’s only site in the southern part of the state.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2014