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Reentry, Treatment, and Community Reintegration Employment Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $447,174)

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.

Center Point, Inc. will use the grant funds to support the Reentry, Treatment, and Community Reintegration Employment Services project for recovering addicts with criminal justice system involvement. Center Point, Inc. offers a comprehensive vocational services program that addresses the needs of hard-to-employ clients, including pre-employment skills, vocational preparation, close coordination between substance abuse treatment and vocational services, and on-the-job follow-up counseling and services.

The project's goals are to: 1) remove the numerous barriers to self-sufficiency and improve the well-being and self-worth of participants by helping them move from addiction, criminality, and unemployment to successful community reintegration by preparing them for employment and helping them obtain and retain jobs; 2) reduce participants' reliance on public benefits and service programs; and 3) reduce relapse and recidivism.

Funds will be used to support salaries and fringe benefits for project staff, local travel, and supplies and other expenses associated with the costs of implementing the project. Center Point, Inc. will create a project oversight committee, composed of a management team member and the project's evaluation consultant. This committee, along with the project director, will provide day-to-day supervision of the project.


Date Created: August 25, 2008