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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: Life, Attitude, Skills, and Educational Retraining (LASER) Project

Award Number: V255A40008

Project Director: Connie Orosz

Awardee: Dauphin County Prison

Street Address: 501 Mall Road

City, State, Zip: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111

Telephone: (717) 558-1100 Ext. 3203

Fax: (717) 558-8811

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $300,000
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994$

Total Funds: $300,000
Federal Funds - 100% of total funds

Award Period: January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1996

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

Objective: To change criminal behavior by changing life-style patterns.

Procedures: Inmates will participate in a 12-week program providing positive interaction with community volunteers. Participants who complete the 12-week program will move into other programs in the prison; such as, Second Chance (an inhouse intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation program), Relapse Prevention Program, Work Release Program, or to parole or release. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Success will be measured by a reduction of disciplinary infractions, pre- and post-test measures, and recidivism.

Educational Level (s): Adults

Target Population (s): Incarcerated adults

Estimated Number of Trainees: 180 first year

Partner (s): None

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