Program Title: Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners
Project Title: Project New Attitude
Award Number: V255A000070
Project Director: Michael Jalazo
Awardee: Pinellas County Sheriff?s Office
Address: 14400 49th Street North, Central Lobby
City, State, Zip: Clearwater, FL 33762-2877
|Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:||$447,709|
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: For participants/staff to understand: practice self-help and mutual help; positive role modeling; social learning vs. classroom learning; upward mobility and the privilege system; the concept of no ?We-They? dichotomy; the concept of ?Acting as if;? the relation between belonging and individuality; the need for a belief system within community; and group process.
Procedures: All individuals will participate in an organized an planned program including an individual treatment plan monitored by a counselor and a three-phase peer review program.
Outcomes/Results/Products: Higher level of self esteem measured through testing; 25% reduction in incidence of reincarceration measured between graduates of program and control group; 100% higher length of time before re-arrest between graduates and control group; 100% more of project participants than control group will be employed in stable jobs by comparison; and 100% more of project participants than control group will have established credit by measure of credit history.
Target Population: Incarcerated adults
Estimated Number of Trainees: 192+
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