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2014 OJJDP Title II PREA Reallocation Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $19,233)

Using OJJDP funds, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety will work to eliminate sexual abuse by preventing the undue familiarity which leads to sexual acts. It is their goal to establish an environment that protects the juveniles supervised while safeguarding the communities to which they may eventually be released. In keeping with PREA, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety has adopted the standard of zero tolerance of sexual abuse of juveniles by a juvenile and/ or staff as defined in policy. Although the agency strives to provide a safe and secure environment free from the threat of sexual abuse, this continues to present many challenges for the Department. This project will address critical issues that provide barriers to the agencys efforts as it moves through the process of implementing the national PREA standards are severe budget reductions, decrease in work force, constant growth in the confined population, security threat groups, populations with significant medical and mental health issues, antiquated technology, and staff recruitment and retention. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2014