Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $19,081)
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.
With this award, the State Administering Agency and its sub-recipient, the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), will implement recommendations from the PREA Audits conducted in May of 2016 to ensure ongoing compliance with PREA and ongoing oversight of PREA compliance within identified covered facilities.