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Ex-Offender Reentry Job Training Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

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 Chrysalis Center will continue the Ex-Offender Reentry Job Training Program. The goal of this program is to enhance local offender reentry systems by providing ex-offenders with the resources and skills to successfully re-enter the workforce. Clients in the program will have access to a wide range of classes and services designed to improve job search skills, self-confidence, and employability. Ex-offender clients will also have the opportunity to participate in a transitional employment program, Chrysalis Enterprises, where they build on-the-job skills which then can be leveraged to secure their next job. The Chrysalis Center staff will focus on workforce training and skills development. They will provide services including job preparation classes, case management, interview preparation, job retention support, and overall efforts to reduce client employment barriers.


Date Created: August 1, 2010