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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: Out for Life!

Award Number: V255A40036

Project Director: Alma Mills, LMSW

Awardee: South Carolina Department of Corrections

Street Address: 4444 Broad River Road

City, State, Zip: Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Telephone: (803) 896-1352 or 896-2274

Fax: (803) 896-1894

Funds By Fiscal Year: Federal: FY 1994 $382,127
Other Federal: $
Non-Federal: FY 1994$114,930

Total Funds: $497,057
Federal Funds - 77% of total funds

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

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

Objective: To reduce recidivism through life skills training and community linkages.

Procedures: (1) Case management and assessment resulting in individual inmate service plans; (2) a life skills curriculum developed and monitored by six multi-disciplinary committees; and (3) a Community Advocacy Center for inmates. Outcomes/Results/Products: A 20-percent decrease recidivism; a 20-percent increase of life skill test scores; provide 80 percent of inmates community resource information. Products: resource directory, teleconference and videos.

Educational Level (s): Adults

Target Population (s): Inmates within one year of release

Estimated Number of Trainees: 400 per year

Partner (s): SC Dept of Mental Health; SC Employment Security Commission; SC Protection and Advocacy System for the Handicapped; SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control; State Bd Tech and Comp Education; Dept of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services; SC Dept of Education; Greater Columbia Literacy Council; SC Vocational Rehabilitation Dept; University of SC

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