Allegations of Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Rose From 2009 to 2011; Substantiated Incidents Remained Stable
Correctional administrators reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in prisons, jails and other adult correctional facilities in 2011, a statistically significant increase over the number of allegations reported in 2009 (7,855) and 2010 (8,404), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
PREA Zero Tolerance Site-Based Funding Opportunity
BJA's PREA Resource Center (PRC) has announced a grant opportunity to establish “Zero Tolerance” cultures for sexual abuse in locally and tribally operated adult and juvenile detention facilities. Awards of up to $100,000 for individual agencies and up to $300,000 for collaborative applications are available. Agencies that operate small (less than 100 beds) or medium (less than 500 beds) facilities are encouraged to apply. All applications must be completed and submitted online by January 15, 2013.
Register for the Next PREA Webinar
Register now for "The National PREA Standards: Confidentiality, Ethics, and the Law," a webinar hosted by the The Project on Addressing Prison Rape. The webinar, which will focus on the national PREA Standards and the impact of professional ethical obligations and confidentiality laws for sexual abuse victims in custodial settings, will be held September 17 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. eastern time.
PREA Solicitation Released
BJA has released the FY 2013 PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities solicitation. Applications are due July 5, 2013.
Register Now for the PREA Standards Webinar
Register for BJA's National PREA Resource Center and Vera Institute of Justice's "Implementing the Youthful Inmate Standard Part 1: Lessons from the County and State Level in Oregon" webinar, which is being held May 16 at 3:00-4:30 p.m. eastern time.
Upcoming PREA Resource Center Webinars
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center has several webinars scheduled in the coming weeks, including PREA Standards and Policy Development Guidelines for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Custody on November 13, Getting to Work: PREA and Victim Services in Prisons, Part 2 on November 15, and Laying the Groundwork: PREA and Inmate Education in Prisons, Part I on November 27.
PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/05/2013, 11:59 PM
The PREA Program provides funding for demonstration projects within confinement settings, including adult prisons and jails; juvenile facilities; community corrections facilities; law enforcement lockups and other temporary holding facilities; and tribal detention facilities.
PREA Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures For Sexual Assault in Local Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities FY 2012 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/15/2012, 11:59 PM
Demonstration projects funded through this solicitation will support comprehensive approaches within local adult and juvenile correctional facilities to prevent, detect, and respond to incidences of sexual victimization.
Prison Rape Elimination Act: Demonstration Projects to Establish "Zero Tolerance" Cultures for Sexual Assault Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/07/2011, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to states, local governments, and federally recognized tribes to implement comprehensive approaches to address the detection, prevention, and response to sexual abuse within onfinement environments.
Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Discretionary Grant Program FY 2007 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 01/18/2007, 07:59 PM
This program assists state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence by supporting states efforts to prevent and eliminate prison rape between inmates in state and local correctional facilities and to safeguard the communities to which inmates return.
Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Discretionary Grant Program FY 2006 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/09/2006, 07:59 PM
This program supports states’ efforts to prevent and eliminate prisoner rape between inmates in state and local prisons, jails, and law enforcement lockup facilities and to safeguard the communities where inmates return.
Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities FY 2004 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/04/2004, 11:59 PM
This program assists states and local jurisdictions in ensuring that budget cuts don't compromise efforts to protect inmates and to safeguard communities upon the inmate's reentry.