This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $899,508)
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 a program that builds upon, expands, and enhances a large scale reentry program funded through a U.S. Department of Education "Improved Reentry Education" program entitled the "Positive Re-Entry for Ohio Prisoners" Program. This initiative developed and delivered education and training to incarcerated individuals, including those in the Lorain-Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, to enable them to find employment or to transition into post-secondary education classes upon release. The new training programs aims to reach 180 reentry clients and will focus specifically on welding, hospitality services, and industrial safety, which are fields currently in need of employees in Lorain County.