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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: Life Skills for Offenders

Award Number: V225A40120

Project Director: Don Shadow

Awardee: Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges

Street Address: 3825 Ridgewood Road

City, State, Zip: Jackson, Mississippi 39211

Telephone: (601) 982-6299

Fax: (601) 982-6365

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1993 $256,716
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1993$ 56,374

Total Funds: $313,090
Federal Funds - 82% 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 provide an integrated life skills demonstration program in correctional centers including participatory competency-based curriculum and assessment.

Procedures: The project will integrate peer tutoring, counseling, and computer assisted instruction into a competency-based curriculum.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Outcomes include mastery of life skills competencies in the three-part foundation identified by the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report.The program will lead to the systemwide adoption of a life skills program in correctional centers.

Educational Level (s): Adults

Target Population (s): Incarcerated men and women

Estimated Number of Trainees: 100 per year

Partner (s): Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges and the Mississippi Department of Corrections

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