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: $
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