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U.S. Department of Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)

Division of National Programs (DNP)

Program Title: Life Skills For State and Local Prisoners

Project Title: SOS (Staying Out Successfully)

Award Number: V225A40043

Project Director: Anita Paredes

Awardee: Community Connection Resource Center

Street Address: 2232 El Cajon Boulevard

City, State, Zip: San Diego, California 92104

Telephone: (619) 291-4790

Fax: (619) 291-4704

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1993 $261,509
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: $

Total Funds: $261,509
Federal Funds - 75 percent of the total funds

Award Period: December 1, 1993 - November 30, 1996

Federal Project Officer: Carolyn Fuqua, Office of Correctional Ed, (202) 205-5621

Objective: To provide life skills to county jail inmates in a medium and maximum security institution.

Procedures: Inmates with at least 60 days remaining to serve will be eligible.Experimental and control groups will be randomly assigned.Participants will attend workshops 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, and meet at least twice with their case manager prior to termination.

Outcomes/Results/Products: At least 70 percent of those enrolled will complete the program successfully.A majority will show improved cognitive skills.Recidivism rates for graduates will be lower than for members of the control group at a statistically significant level.

Educational Level (s): Adults

Target Population (s): Incarcerated male adults

Estimated Number of Trainees: 550 - 600 per year

Partner (s): Community Connection Resource Center (CCRC)

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