Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $23,527)
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. PREA funding will be used to support PREA efforts in state-run juvenile correctional facilities. Funds will be used to offset the costs of auditing facilities as required under PREA standard 115.401.
The North Caroling Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) has the responsibility for the custody and supervision of 357 juveniles in 10 facilities across the state, as well as all juveniles under community supervision and confined in residential community programs. NCDPS will use funds to print and purchase materials on the prevention of sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and attend a Coordinators Conference in 2020. Funds will also support a certified U.S. Department of Justice auditor to conduct an audit to ensure facility compliance with national standards. NCA/NCF