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U. S. Department of Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)

Division of National Programs (DNP)

PROGRAM TITLE: Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners

PROJECT TITLE: Life Skills Training, Reintegration Planning, and Community Advocacy for Female Offenders

AWARD NUMBER: V255A40117

PROJECT DIRECTOR: Nancy L. Zang

AWARDEE: Michigan DOC, Female Offender Programs

STREET ADDRESS: P.O. Box 30003

CITY, STATE, ZIP: Lansing, Michigan 48909

TELEPHONE: (517) 373-3653

FAX: (517) 373-6883

FUNDS BY Federal: FY 1994 $299,905

FISCAL YEAR: Other Federal: $

Non-Federal: FY 1994 $

Total Funds: $299,905

Federal Funds - 100% of total funds

AWARD PERIOD: January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1996

FEDERAL PROJECT OFFICER: Office of Correctional Ed (202) 205-5621

OBJECTIVES: To develop and implement systematic programming which interfaces life skills education, counseling, and pre-release planning with structured advocacy services upon return to the community.

PROCEDURES: Structured assessment activities coupled with focused life skills education and counseling culminating in individualized reintegration plans supported by community advocates.

OUTCOMES/RESULTS/PRODUCTS: Increased life skills and problem solving abilities. Products include a life skills curriculum, information packet, and design/implementation manual.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL (S): Adult

TARGET POPULATION (S): Female offenders having at least 6 - 9 months remaining prior to eligibility for parole

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF TRAINEES: 60 per year

PARTNER(S): Michigan State University Criminal Justice Department; and Women A.R.I.S.E.



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