Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $675)
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 these funds, the VI Youth Rehabilitation Center will: 1) Conduct training of Juvenile Justice Staff to be able to have at least 2 certified PREA auditors within the agency, who are also independent of the Youth Rehabilitation Center; and, 2) train staff and assess the facility and others in the region for compliance with PREA.