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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: The Esteem Machine Collaborative

Award Number: V255A40146

Project Director: Orinda P. Fogler

Awardee: Maine Department of Education

Street Address: P.O. Box 86

City, State, Zip: Exeter, Maine 04435

Telephone: (207) 379-4556

Fax: (207) 942-2786

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $463,400
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: $

Total Funds: $463,400
Federal Funds - 100% of total funds

Award Period: January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1996

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

Objective: To increase literacy and life skills of participants.To develop materials for dissemination and demonstration.

Procedures: Teachers will develop and pilot 16 modules teaching literacy in the context of life skills.The impact of the program will be evaluated.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Increased life skills and decreased recidivism of inmates.Development of 16 learning modules, recruitment and assessment tools for national dissemination.

Educational Level (s): Adults of all literacy levels

Target Population (s): Adults incarcerated in county facilities

Estimated Number of Trainees: 1180 over 3 years

Partners: Seven county correctional facilities; Maine Correctional Education Task Force; Literacy Volunteers of Maine; State Literacy Resource Center at the University of Maine; EducationSkills, Inc. and Maine Sheriff's Association



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