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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: Horizon Life Skills Community Placement

Award Number: V255A40105

Project Director: Terry Turner

Awardee: Orange County Corrections Division, Community Correctional Department

Street Address: Horizons Facility, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 4970

City, State, Zip: Orlando, Florida 32802-4970

Telephone: (407) 836-3661

Fax: (407) 836-3669

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $241,580
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994 $816,750

Total Funds: $1,058,330
Federal Funds -23% of total funds

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

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

Objective: To expand the existing life skills curriculum and provide community placement and job development services targeting offenders whose diagnostic assessment results indicate a deficiency in knowledge and application of life skills and evidence of substance abuse.

Procedures: Life skills specialists and graduate students provide group learning and assist the offender with individualized computer assisted instruction.

Outcomes/Results/Products: To reduce recidivism through the implementation of a life skills program model which integrates instruction with transitional monitoring and counseling.

Educational Level (s): Adult

Target Population (s): Incarcerated adults (male and females)

Estimated Number of Trainees: 5000 over 3 years

Partner (s): Orange County Public Schools, University of Central Florida and several halfway house programs

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