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Academy for Career Development

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $897,260)

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.

Grant funds will be used to support the Academy for Career Development, a community process available to current and former inmates seeking education, training and employment opportunities. The goal of this project is to better ensure successful transition back into the community with economic stability for released inmates, thereby reducing recidivism.


Date Created: October 22, 2020