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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: Lifeskills for Women

Award Number: V255A000042

Project Director: Jay Desiderio
Awardee: Shelby County Government
Address: 1045 Mullins Station Road
City, State, Zip: Memphis, TN 38134
Telephone: (901) 377-4516

Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:$297,196
Other Federal:$0
Total Funds:$333,152

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: This is a comprehensive multi-faceted program designed to develop the motivation, encourage the personal empowerment, and instill the comprehensive skills necessary for graduates to desire, get and keep a job.

Procedures: The Prerelease component of the program includes Individual Intake and Needs Assessment, Compute-A-Match Skills Assessment, Interactive Life Management/Job Readiness Workshops, and On Site Support Group. The Aftercare Component includes Individualized Life Action Planning, Job Counseling/Placement, Mentoring, Reintegration Support Group Meetings, and Special Events and Community service Projects.

Outcomes/Results/Products: The Program will collect data on program completion, job placement, re-arrest, re-conviction, re-incarceration, parole/probation status, vocational/educational activities, involvement in community activities, program relevance to participant needs, etc.

Target Population: Incarcerated adults, specifically women
Estimated Number of Trainees: 60
Partners: Women in Community Service

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