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This includes a list of jurisdictions that submitted re-certifications and re-assurances for Audit Year 3 of the first 3-year PREA audit cycle. Those assurances and letters have also been included. The DOJ reviews all PREA submissions made by states/jurisdictions.
PREA Letter to all State Governors from the Office of Justice Programs and Office of Violence Against Women
Signed by Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Justice Programs, and Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director at the Office of Violence Against Women, this letter was sent to all state governors on September 9, 2016. The letter outlines the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) mandates, and PREA's affect on Department of Justice grant funding.