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Jobs Not Jail Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $265,000)

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 South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will support the Jobs Not Jail program, an alternative to incarceration program. They will provide an alternative to incarceration for low-income, non-custodial parents for non-payment of child support while receiving comprehensive fatherhood services, job training, and employment. The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will address the pressing economic challenges faced by the justice system, communities, and parents. The target population to be served resides in rural Fairfield and Marlboro counties located in South Carolina.


Date Created: September 20, 2010