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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: What Life Could Be

Award Number: V255A40033

Project Director: Victoria A. Eyler

Awardee: Maryland State Department of Education Correctional Education Division

Street Address: 920 Forrest Street

City, State, Zip: Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Telephone: (410) 333-8612

Fax: (410) 333-6348

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1993 $278,742
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1993$

Total Funds: $278,742
Federal Funds - 100% of 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 literacy and life skills training linked to occupational skills training and transition assistance for medium and minimum security inmates.

Procedures: This project is divided into three phases of life skills instruction.Phase I will provide inmates at two prisons with 8 weeks of training in career exploration and goal development.Phase II will provide 6 months of vocational and life skills training at the Occupational Skills Training Center (O.S.T.C.).In Phase III, eligible inmates will be paroled with transition services.

Outcomes/Results/Products: To improve inmate employability and reduce recidivism.Publications will result.

Educational Level (s): Adult

Target Population (s): Incarcerated and post-release adults

Estimated Number of Trainees: 1000 over 3 years

Partner (s): None



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