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Safer Foundation Harvey Employment and Learning Center

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Safer Foundation will receive funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program. The Safer Foundation's mission is to reduce recidivism by supporting the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community. Employment services are the cornerstone of Safer's services, including job preparedness, placement, and retention. In 2006, Safer implemented a redesigned Employment Retention Services model intended to improve the job readiness level of participants, thus increasing job placement and retention, reducing recidivism, and increasing public safety. Funding will be used to implement the Job Ready Pathway at Safer's Harvey Employment and Learning Center in Harvey, Illinois. Services will include intake/assessment, case management, job preparedness training, placement, and retention.


Date Created: September 20, 2009