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Gateway Transitional Jobs Project

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

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Brockton Area Private Industry Council, Inc. (BAPIC) will address the specific education and workforce challenges of individuals, eighteen years and older, who have been convicted as an adult and imprisoned pursuant to an Act of Congress or State law, and who have never been convicted of a violent or sex-related offense. Through this initiative, BAPIC will serve offenders who are or have been incarcerated primarily in the Plymouth County House of Corrections (PCHC). BAPIC, through the Gateway Transitional Jobs Project, will utilize proven strategies that will prepare the targeted population for long-term meaningful employment through a transitional job program that will combine education, skills training, and subsidized employment opportunities that result in permanent long term employment and the successful reintegration of program participants into the Brockton community.


Date Created: July 12, 2010