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Workforce Reentry Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

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 Talbert House will provide additional workforce reentry services in Hamilton County and will enroll adult prison and jail returnees into its Workforce Reentry Project. Services will include assessment and linkage to employment training, mentors, educational services, and community resources to meet the specific needs of each participant. Case managers will help program participants develop an individualized service plan and obtain necessary identification and documentation for employment and needed public benefits. Services will also include ongoing case management and performance monitoring for at least 12 months after enrollment, including collaboration with the participant's employment program and mentor. The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati will serve as the lead on employment initiatives. Mentoring will be coordinated by the faith-based organization, Transformation Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Transformations). Both organizations are current program partners in Talbert House's Workforce Reentry program. Community partners will be used for additional assistance (e.g., food, housing, legal services, clothing) to participants.


Date Created: August 27, 2008