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Detroit, Michigan Program for Parolees, Technical Parole Violators, and Ex-offender Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $212,408)

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 Detroit Workforce Development Department will implement a project for parolees, technical parole violators, and ex-offenders that will assist participants in obtaining employment. The goal of the project is to reduce recidivism and increase employment opportunities for former prisoners living in the city of Detroit. They will assist participants in becoming economically self-sufficient and will emphasize career coaching and mental health support, including individual and group counseling. The planned service delivery strategy is based on an individually focused case management strategy and the project will include recruitment and referral, orientation and assessment, employment-focused case management, individual and group counseling, education and training, unsubsidized job placement, retention, and support services. Participants will include ex-offenders seeking services through a one-stop service center operated by the department, and they will attend a mandatory orientation session to learn more about the project and its expectations.


Date Created: September 17, 2008