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Reentry Program: technical career training and employment, with Pay for Success approach

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $613,946)

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 support the education, training, mentoring, support services, and job placement for incarcerated/detained adults and juveniles in a technology field.

The grant recipient will use the grant to support the Reentry Program designed to prepare men and women in the Allegheny County Jail for career pathways in the energy industry. The participants will be provided with high-quality training that develops the technical and soft skills that will make them valued employees. This project will begin in the year prior to release and provide a sequence of technical training that prepares participants both for work and further training, post-release, as well as the treatment and supportive services and case management. The total number of men and women who will be served is 100 per year.


Date Created: September 29, 2013