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Prisoner Reentry Employment Program (PREP)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

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 San Diego Second Chance Program will reduce the negative impact of offender reentry that results from state inmates being released without receiving post release services thereby placing the full burden of their return on city and county agencies, as well as the community. The San Diego Second Chance will support its Prisoner Reentry Employment Program which will reduce the risk of homelessness by providing temporary housing and enhance employability by providing evidence-based employment preparation training and job placement for formerly incarcerated individuals. The target population will consist of returning offenders and those who are already under parole or probation supervision. Because early intervention is important to service delivery, program information will be disseminated to correctional facilities in order to reach inmates before they are released.


Date Created: September 19, 2010