Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $6,637)
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 Office of Socioeconomic and Community Development (OSECD) will pass-through to the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PRDC) funds for PREA efforts. This project will continue non specialized staff training of the employees of each institution who are in contact with male and female offenders (correctional officers (adults and juveniles), investigative agents, auditors, medical and mental health employees, contractors staff and volunteers. In addition, the project will provide offender education, promoting sexual abuse awareness in 100% of the population served by adult and juvenile institutions and educating the correctional population (adults and juveniles) about their rights under the PREA Law. NCA/NCF