All states’ facilities must be in compliance with PREA in order to maintain current federal funding levels. Failure to comply with PREA standards may result in a five to 10 percent reduction in overall federal grant funding from the Department of Justice to the JJC and the Department of Corrections.
Every state is mandated to complete an external audit using a federally certified auditing firm to examine one-third of its facilities each year. The JJC contracted with a certified auditor with specialization in juvenile facilities and community programs to conduct the required 2014 audit. Over the summer, that company inspected five JJC facilities and reviewed the JJC’s overall implementation of PREA.