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Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners
Demonstration Project Abstract

Program Title: Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners

Project Title: Resolve to Stop the Violence Project

Award Number: V255A000040

Project Director: Sunny Schwartz
Awardee: San Francisco Sheriff's Department
Address: 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room #456
City, State, Zip: San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 522-8079

Funds for Fiscal Year 2000:$414,579
Other Federal:$0
Total Funds:$770,137

Award Period: September 1, 2000 to August 31, 2003

Federal Project Officer: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of National Programs, Office of Correctional Education, (202) 205-5621

Objectives: This program, targeting violent offenders, will prepare the population to lead pro-social lives upon release from custody. The overarching goal is the reduction of recidivism and of further violence on the part of the participants.

Procedures: In custody services will include traditional Life Skills instruction, academics, substance abuse, and computer literacy training, as well as, classes specific to the needs of violent offenders. Offenders will develop reentry and vocational plans. Post release activities will include assisted and self directed job searches, employment placement, and retention services, and participation in community restoration activities. One-on-one case management is essential to the program.

Outcomes/Results/Products: The program has designed a series of yearly outcome goals that include participation, completion, and employment related measures. A full evaluation of the program will be conducted by Dr. James Gilligan of the Harvard School of Medicine.

Target Population: Incarcerated adults, violent offenders
Estimated Number of Trainees: 210
Partners: Goodwill Industries; Community Works; Manalive; American Sports Institute

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