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|
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
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