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News of Interest

New Resource: Developing and Implementing PREA-Compliant Staffing Plan

PRC, along with its partner, The Moss Group, Inc., has released a white paper and produced an accompanying webinar on developing facility-specific staffing plans that incorporate the necessary factors as outlined in Standard §115.13 – Supervision and monitoring. These resources were developed in an effort to support agency compliance with this standard by building off existing guidance on staffing plans in order to make a plan that is facility-specific and attune to sexual safety.

PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, tribal, and local governments to implement comprehensive approaches to address the detection, prevention, and response to sexual abuse within confinement environments.

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 March 5, 2015. The letter outlines the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) mandates, and PREA's affect on Department of Justice grant funding.