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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 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.



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