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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 & Local Prisoners

Project Title: Project ACES (Alternatives to Crime through Education and Support)

Award Number: V255A40069

Project Director: Jody Karcinell

Awardee: School Board of Broward County, Florida

Street Address: Gene A. Whiddon Adult Center

Broward County Public School District
1441 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Telephone: (305) 928-0111

Fax: (305) 765-6280

Funds By Fiscal Year: : Federal: FY 1994 $227,223
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994 $246,655

Total Funds: $473,878
Federal Funds - 48% of total funds

Award Period: November 1, 1993 - October 31, 1996

Federal Project Officer: Carolyn Fuqua, Office of Correctional Ed, (202) 205-5621

Objective: To improve and expand life skills training and academic/vocational opportunities for incarcerated individuals. To increase pre-release counseling and provide post-release follow-up and support counseling for at least 3 months.To provide inservice training.

Procedures: Inmates receive evening life skill training.Life skill consultants are utilized to provide quality, motivating presentations to inmates.Inmates participate in post-release support group meetings.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Participants become literate and acquire the career skills and knowledge to achieve economic independence and assume responsibilities of citizenship.

Educational Level(s): Adult

Target Population(s): Inmates at the Division of Community Corrections

Estimated Number of Trainees: 400

Partners: Broward County Sheriff's Office

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