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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 Skills Immersion Program

Award Number: V255A40100

Project Director: Charles Beall

Awardee: Colorado Department of Corrections

Street Address: 2862 South Circle Drive, Suite 400

City, State, Zip: Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

Telephone: (719) 540-4861

Fax: (719) 540-4755

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $240,536
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994$

Total Funds: $240,536
Federal Funds - 100 percent of total funds

Award Period: November 1, 1993 to October 31, 1996

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

Objective: To provide an outcome-based life skills program with transition services.

Procedures: A consortia of businesses and agencies will articulate, develop, and implement this life skills immersion program.This project provides occupational skills training in 21 fields of high employment demand.These programs range from 6 to 40 weeks in length.

Outcomes/Results/Products: Establishment of a consortia which provides life skills instruction and transition services; reduced recidivism; increased job placement.

Educational Level (s): Secondary and Postsecondary

Target Population (s): Adult male and female inmates

Estimated Number of Trainees: 40 per year

Partner (s): Colorado Department of Corrections, Community College of Denver, Friends in Transition, IBM, Colorado State University

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