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Pathways Home

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $450,000)

The Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) is designed to provide funding to state units of government to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based offender reentry programs. The PRI strengthens urban communities characterized by large numbers of returning offenders. The PRI is designed to reduce recidivism by helping returning offenders find work and assess other critical services in their communities. The PRI supports strategies to deliver pre- and post-release assessments and services, and to develop transition plans in collaboration with other justice and community-based agencies and providers for supervised and non-supervised offenders.

The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) will use its award to fund Pathways Home, a reentry program for female inmates from the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.
Pre-release services will begin inside Hiland with an assessment of offender needs through dynamic risk and needs assessment tools. Upon release, ex-offenders in the Pathways Home program will be provided with classes that promote successful re-entry to include the following topics: surviving probation and parole, employment, child care, transportation, food, and housing. These lessons augment the basic adult education and life skills classes made available at Hiland. ANJC will also convene an advisory group comprised of eighteen agencies that include state entities and key Anchorage-area service providers. This advisory group will conduct a three-month assessment of current services and development of a written implementation plan for offenders.


Date Created: August 20, 2007