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Pre-Employment Preparation Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $25,000)

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 New Man Community Development Corporation (NMCDC) will use this grant for its reentry and drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania. The NMCDC has partnered with Teen Challenge Training Center, Inc., a residential addiction treatment program with centers in North Carolina, New York and Pennsylvania. Together, NMCDC and Teen Challenge offer combined services to any adult man willing to commit to a 14-month rehabilitation process. The funds awarded to the NMCDC will be used to support two salaried positions, classroom and office space, vehicles, and furniture. The funds will also be used to purchase computers and audio/visual equipment. The primary beneficiaries of this grant will be ten adult males from the Teen Challenge Center in North Carolina. The NMCDC Chief Operating Officer will have both daily oversight and fiscal responsibility for the project.


Date Created: September 7, 2010