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Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners
Demonstration Project Abstract

Program Title: Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners

Project Title: Moving Ahead Program (MAP)

Award Number: V255A000028

Project Director: Fred Smith
Awardee: Norfolk County Sheriff's Office
Address: 200 West Street-- P.O. Box #149
City, State, Zip: Dedham, MA 02027
Telephone: (617) 654-1241

Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:$445,574
Other Federal:$0
Non-Federal:$0
Total Funds:$445,574

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: The MAP program is designed to address issues of recovery, housing, health, self-efficacy, community involvement, and long-term employment. The program emphasizes the idea that employment based on the client's skills and interests along with a fulfilling work life is the lynchpin for successful treatment of addiction and other problems.

Procedures: The project includes the following components:

Outcomes/Results/Products: The program has a series of benchmarks relating to obtaining and maintaining employment post-release. In addition, the benchmarks measure participation in the program and the effect of the program on their post-release success. A formal evaluation of the program will be designed by Harvard Medical School Division of Addiction.

Target Population: Incarcerated adults
Estimated Number of Trainees: 120
Partners: Ed. Development Center, Inc.; St. Francis House; Harvard Medical School

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