The National PREA Resource Center awarded nearly $5 million to 43 local adult and juvenile detention facilities across the country to establish zero-tolerance cultures for sexual abuse within those facilities. The monies will assist facilities in meeting the standards established by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The funded projects are geographically dispersed, represent facilities of varying size, and include adult jails, juvenile detention, lockups, and community confinement facilities. Over 100 agencies around the United States applied for grant funds, requesting over $10 million total.
Grant funds are being made available by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Awardees will use funds to improve leadership, organizational culture, and performance; review and revise policies and practices; educate inmates; establish victim support services; and collect and analyze data on sexual abuse in facilities.
For a list of awarded agencies, click here.
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