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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: 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
Telephone: 727-453-7407

Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:$447,709
Other Federal:$0
Non-Federal:$82,692
Total Funds:$530,401

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+
Partners: None

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