U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Franklin County Community Reentry

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $616,672)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the U.S. Attorney General to make federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities.

The goal of the Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles is to increase the post-release employability of offenders in related technology-based jobs and career fields. The objective of the program is to establish and provide technology career training programs to train incarcerated adults and juveniles during the 3-year period before release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility.

The grant recipient will use the FY 2011 SCA grant funds to continue to fund the Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Projects for Incarcerated Adults. The technology programs to be provided will offer the participants skills that lead to productive employment. The purpose will be to address the wide spread technology skill deficits among adult inmate population within Franklin County Jail. The targeted population for the program will be incarcerated adult males and the projected number to be trained is 100 participants.


Date Created: September 8, 2011