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 for Offenders Project
AWARD NUMBER: V255A40058
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Janet VanDeusen
AWARDEE: Grand Rapids Public Schools
STREET ADDRESS: 1138 Pine Avenue NW
CITY, STATE, ZIP: Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
TELEPHONE: (616) 771-2702
FAX: (616) 771-2700
FUNDS BY FISCAL YEAR: Federal: FY 1994 $233,007
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994 $336,108
Total Funds: $569,195
Federal Funds 41% of total funds
AWARD PERIOD: November 1, 1993 - October 31, 1996
FEDERAL CONTACT: Office of Correctional Ed (202) 205-5621
OBJECTIVES: To implement a multifaceted life skills program to reduce recidivism.
PROCEDURES: Two to four week class modules are taught. A resource council assists with placements upon release. Follow up is conducted.
OUTCOMES/RESULTS/PRODUCTS: A program model integrating basic and life skills instruction, assessment, counseling, and interagency cooperation is developed, evaluated and disseminated.
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL (S): Adults (17-30)
TARGET POPULATION (S): Incarcerated adults with 90+ day sentences
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF TRAINEES: 850 over 3 years
PARTNER (S): Kent County Sheriff's Department, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Ex-Offender Contact Center, Grand Rapids Area Employment and Training Council, Michigan Employment Security Commission, Department of Social Services, Grand Rapids Technical Ctr., Kent County Health Dept., Community Mental Health, Planned Parenthood, Alternative Directions, and Kent County Community Corrections.