Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $18,353)
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, Ohio will develop educational videos and other materials for youth entering juvenile, community correctional, and detention facilities. The purpose will be to educate all youth under the care and custody of the juvenile justice system, about issues related to sexual assault, sexual victimization, and the long-term impact of criminal sexual behavior. Goals include prevention through education and ultimately, a substantial reduction and/or elimination of youth criminal sexual behaviors at facilities.