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Johns Hopkins Career Re-Entry Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $169,926)

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 Johns Hopkins University Health System Corporation (JHU-HSC) will train recently released offenders returning to the East Baltimore City are for jobs in the healthcare industry. The goal of the JHU-HSC pilot program is to demonstrate that employment training prior to release, or immediately following release, will reduce the recidivism rate of ex-offender. JHU-HSC will work with community organizations offering transitional support services (e.g., housing, transportation, counseling, etc.) to provide a stable environment for ex-offenders in training. The program's participants will be recruited from the Maryland Department of Corrections and from the Catholic Charities organization. They will be screened prior to enrollment (e.g. no violent crimes, no sale of controlled substances, or attainment of high school diploma or GED.


Date Created: September 7, 2008