Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $19,072)
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 Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice will provide pre audit staff support and training on PREA policies and procedures during site visits and contract a DOJ certified auditor to examine facilities in Juneau, Palmer, Kenai, Alaska for PREA compliance.