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Newark Returning Offender Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $424,815)

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 City of Newark will help ex-offenders become employable and employed through their prisoner reentry initiative. They will develop, deliver, and coordinate quality and comprehensive social services, collect, track, and evaluate data related to both the ex-offender population. The City of Newark will identify and affect systemic approaches to facilitate former offenders' efforts to rejoin their families and communities and live productive crime-free, drug-free lives, through law, public policy, and public education. Through transitional job placements, on-the-job training, rapid attachment to work, and retention services, the City of Newark will increase employment opportunities for those offenders returning home.


Date Created: September 15, 2008