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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: Literacy Life Skills and Training andTransition Program

Award Number: V255A40133

Project Director: JoAnn Akemannchein

Awardee: Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault

Street Address: 1101 Linden Lane

City, State, Zip: Faribault, Minnesota 55021

Telephone: (507) 334-0753

Fax: (507) 334-0880

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $204,793
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994 $

Total Funds: $204,793
Federal Funds - 100% total funds

Award Period: December 15, 1993 to December 14, 1996

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

Objective: To provide assessment, career/education planning, literacy, life skills, on the job training, and transition services to functionally illiterate offenders.

Procedures: The TABE will be used to assess reading levels of prisoners.Educational software, on the job training, life skills training, pre-employment training, and individualized instruction are used.A transition agent will assist the offender in securing and maintaining employment, locating housing, and accessing transportation.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Improved literacy, life skills and job training and employment.Products include an implementation guide.

Educational Level (s): Adult

Target Population (s): Incarcerated adults

Estimated Number of Trainees: 80 per year

Partner (s): Minnesota Correctional Facility at Faribault

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