Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $25,604)
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 South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice hopes to increase access to outside confidential support services to promote juvenile safety within the facilities and to decrease sexual trauma by facilitating a safe place to seek out emotional support related to sexual victimization and implement a toll-free hotline to report violations or claims. NCA/NCF