Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $6,591)
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, Nevada will provide additional training outside of the 160 required hours on cultural issues and other youth focused training. The state is currently doing research on how to best obtain and provide this training and this award will further those efforts.