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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: Nebraska Life Skills Literacy Development

Award Number: V225A40016

Project Director: Cal Williams

Awardee: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

Street Address: P.O. Box 94661

City, State, Zip: Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

Telephone: (402) 479-6148

Fax: (402) 479-6100

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1993 $182,158
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1993$154,000

Total Funds: $336,158
Federal Funds - 54% of total funds

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

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

Objective: To provide inmates with life skills including communication, decisionmaking, and literacy.To reduce recidivism.To evaluate program and disseminate implementation process and evaluation results.

Procedures: Program will implement individual assessment, tutoring, therapy, social skills training, and literacy instruction through Individualized Educational Plans (IEP).

Outcomes/Results/Products: Increased literacy and social skills, reduced recidivism.

Educational Level (s): Adults

Target Population (s): Incarcerated men and women

Estimated Number of Trainees: 220 per year

Partner (s): Peru State College

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