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Technology and Green Careers: Pathways for Women's Reentry (Pathways)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $747,859)

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 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 2012 SCA grant funds to support the Technology and Green Careers: Pathways for Women's Reentry (Pathways) demonstration project. This innovative new reentry model is based on in-demand vocational training, post-secondary education and seamless support services. Pathways will target individuals incarcerated at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Specifically, the program will aim to provide 60 adult female offenders with college-credit courses and national industry-recognized certifications that will support them in entering emerging computer and clean energy sectors and provide a career and training pathway.


Date Created: August 20, 2012