Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $594,415)
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.
Franklin County will utilize their Second Chance Act Technology Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults funding to address the wide spread technology skill deficits among the adult inmate population in Franklin, Coffee, and Warren County Jails. The purpose of this project is to increase the number of inmates with technology skills. The project goals are to increase employability and career opportunities for participants, and to reduce recidivism of project participants. CA/NCF