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Warren UMADAOP Project 180 Recidivism Reduction Support Program for Women

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $120,000)

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 Warren Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Outreach Program will use the grant to implement Project 180, which is designed to reduce the recidivism rates of incarcerated women and to educate and support them to decrease future involvement with the criminal justice system. The project will provide assistance for women at any stage of contact within the criminal justice system to achieve stability and meet short and long term goals to restore their full participation as citizens in their communities. The intensive program is based on an overlapping schedule, beginning at the time of sentencing or during incarceration. The project conducts interactive sessions that provide motivation, competence, and positive decision making and that focus on life skills, including substance use/abuse and its related impact, positive and negative thoughts and behaviors, female stereotyping, optimum physical and mental health, relationships, self-control, and self-management. The project also works on reconnecting participants with their family and positive, pro-social community involvement. Linkages with education and training service resources are utilized as employment, training, and education are keys to the success of participants.


Date Created: August 31, 2009