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Prison Reentry Employment Program (PREP)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $648,403)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The San Diego Second Chance Program will provide safe alcohol and drug-free housing for parolees, and increase enrollment in the Prisoner Reentry Employment Program (PREP). PREP is an employment-centered program, utilizing a variety of established psychological principles of behavioral and attitudinal change in conjunction with job placement, housing, mental health counseling, and two-year case management follow-up and supportive services. The goal of PREP is to effectively transition the formerly incarcerated back into the community and the labor force with lowered recidivism rates among those completing the program. Second Chance will seek to expand its reentry programming with the grant funds, therefore increasing the number of returning offenders being served long-term.


Date Created: September 7, 2008