Program Title: Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners
Project Title: Life Skills Program for Nevada Inmates
Award Number: V255A000045
Project Director: Marta Hall
Awardee: Nevada Department of Prisons
Address: PO Box #7011
City, State, Zip: Carson City, NV 89702
|Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:||$386,908|
Award Period: September 1, 2000 to August 31, 2003
Federal Project Officer: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of National Programs, Office of Correctional Education, (202) 205-5621
Objectives: To continue and expand an educational training program which contains literacy, ESL, numeracy, community outreach, and vocational training that will provide long-term benefits to both inmates and the Nevada community in general.
Procedures: To provide life skills education designed to prepare adult offenders to reintegrate successfully into communities, school, and the workplace by providing tutor training for inmate volunteers; literacy, ESL, numeracy, and pre-GED tutoring to functionally illiterate inmates; opportunities to learn employability skills; employment training outside of vocational training; and skills to improve critical thinking and cognitive skills.
Outcomes/Results/Products: Develop computer labs at six main sites and develop community resources for employment referrals and training for inmates who are pending release from prison within six months.
Target Population: Incarcerated adults
Estimated Number of Trainees: 100
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