Byrne JAG funds were used to support the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and the Department of Juvenile Justice to come into compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards by establishing a zero-tolerance culture for sexual abuse through their Advocacy Project. This project allows inmates access to outside confidential support services. SCDC continues to provide multi-facility, interdepartmental services to inmate victims, while addressing the specific requirements of PREA standards that are crucial to support inmates during sexual assault crises.
State Agency Administrator: South Carolina Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs
(PREA Advocacy Manual) South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (Enhancing PREA Project, 2017)
Sex Crimes; Jails; Incarceration