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Cherokee Nation CAREERRS Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $899,859)

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 implement career counseling program to include the development of an individual employment plan with linkages to needed social services. The program will provide approximately 600 participants with post-release support services in the community. The grantee will monitor and track outcomes to include education and occupational skills gains; placement in unsubsidized employment; individual self-sufficiency; and reduced recidivism.


Date Created: October 22, 2020