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NCJ Number: 250445 Find in a Library
Title: Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Second Chance Act (SCA) Technology Careers Program
Author(s): Daniel K. Pryce Ph.D.; Finesse Moreno-Rivera
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: October 2016
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CSR Incorporated
Arlington, VA 22201
Contract Number: GS-10F-0114L
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Program/Project Description; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data are reported for the period April to September 2015 on the achievements and performance of grantees under the Technology Careers Program, which was established through the Federal Second Chance Act (SCA) of 2007, which was enacted to provide Federal support for jurisdictions in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges of adjustment and socioeconomic development for persons released from prison or jail.
Abstract: The Technology Careers Program provides funding for educational and training programs for inmates that prepare them to work in technology fields after their release. For the period April-September 2014, 600 new (pre-release only) participants were enrolled; this number increased to 910 new (pre-release only) participants in the same period for 2015. During the first half of FY 2015, 84 percent (263 participants) of all pre-release participants who successfully completed the program were classified as either moderate or high risk for reoffending. In the second half of FY 2015, the percentage decreased to 69 percent (329 participants). Overall, the completion rate for the program by quarter was 78 percent (pre-release only). Information is provided on training and technical assistance designed to improve outcomes for the Technology Careers Program. 7 figures and 4 tables
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Federal legislation; Inmate Programs; Inmate vocational training; Prerelease programs; Reentry
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