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Tulsa Community Women's Reentry Project (TCWRP)

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail into communities and the subsequent challenges communities face as offenders attempt to reintegrate into society. The Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated. Funded demonstration projects will use validated and dynamic assessment tools to determine the risks and needs of offenders. Projects will provide offenders in prisons or jails with all necessary services to facilitate reentry into the community. In addition, the projects will develop procedures to ensure that dangerous felons are not released from prison prematurely and provide services that address treatment needs and protect communities against dangerous offenders Allowable uses of funds to enhance a successful transition include: pre-release assessment and case planning, mentoring, housing, education, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, services to enhance family reunification, job training and readiness, and post-release case management and supervision.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) will use their FY 10 Second Chance Act: State Demonstration funds ($250,000) to provide services to female offenders who plan to return to the Tulsa community from prison. The ODOC and its partners will create the Tulsa Community Womens Reentry Project (TCWRP), which will be an evidenced-based, gender-specific, intensive reentry program focused on females returning to Tulsa. The goals of this project will be to: (1) reduce recidivism, (2) increase employment and educational opportunities, (3) have fewer parole violations, (4) provide secure housing, (5) increase access to mental health/substance abuse treatment services, and (6) decrease participants dependency on drugs and alcohol.


Date Created: September 6, 2010