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Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces PREA Funding Opportunity

January 27, 2014

Bureau of Justice Assistance LogoThe Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced the following fiscal year 2014 funding opportunity: PREA Program: Demonstration Projects To Establish Zero Tolerance Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) program provides funding to eligible applicants to implement comprehensive demonstration projects within confinement settings. Grants will assist states, local units of government, and federally recognized Indian tribes in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms to reduce the incidence of sexual victimization in confinement facilities, to include juvenile facilities.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 6, 2014.

Resources:

Read the Justice Department’s final rule adopting national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape.

Read the Bureau of Statistics report “Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011-12.”

Access PREA resources from the Office of Justice Programs and the National PREA Resource Center