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Gang Alternative's CAREERRS Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $900,000)

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

The primary objectives of the CAREERRS Program are: 1) implement or expand educational, vocational, and employment programs for incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders that result in improved educational and employment outcomes, as measured by certifications and other credentials, diplomas, and jobs; and 2) demonstrate increased collaboration between educational and workforce service providers and corrections, community supervision providers, and other reentry stakeholders.

The recipient will use award funds to serve high-poverty communities in the City of Miami by establishing and enhancing education, vocation, and job training programs for 112 inmates being released from custody by the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The program will focus on implementing evidence-based programs and strategies, including academic and occupational skills training, intensive case management, mentoring, and other social services that reduce the likelihood of recidivism.


Date Created: October 22, 2020