Grant: $382,241 - Department of Justice - Aug. 26, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The current grant award is designed to reduce the recidivism of Franklin County Jail inmates and return productive citizens to the community. This program will place 40 released inmates in gainful employment annually. Franklin County Community Reentry will also create employment positions for a Probation Officer, Detention Specialist, and two part time Community Corrections Specialist. Current grant funding will also serve to retain the Program Director, part time Program Corrdinator, and part time Vocational Evaluator. These retentions will be effective July 1, 2010.
Project Description: Reduce Franklin County Jail inmate revidivism by placing approximately 10 inmates per quarter in long term gainful employment. In the short amount of time this program has been active, 5 inmates have been verified as employed this quarter. The next quarter's report will reflect a Follow Up Specialist employed through current grant funding. This individual's primary duty will be to locate released inmates and set appointments for job placement assistance if the inmates are not currently employed. This should reflect a definate increase in verification released inmates obtaining gainful employment and help to assist in economic recovery. Vocational Training Modules are ordered and are to expected to be operational by December, 2009. These modules should provide a major skill boost to unemployed and underserved inmates.
Infrastructure Description: There are no infrastructure investments available through current grant funding.
Jobs Summary: Probation Officer - 21 days worked for 157.5 total hours, Detention Specialist - 21 days worked for 157.5 total hours. Jobs created are new paying positions which started September 21, 2009 and resulted in immediate employment helping to eliminate unemployment and work toward economic recovery. The Probation Officer is responsible for providing GED and job readiness skills training which will lead to employment for inmates. Upon receipt of technology module equipment, this individual will be providing training to this same population. The Detention Specialist is responsible for assisting in the job placement of inmates being released. This person also assists in assuring individuals are dressed appropriately for job interviews and are trained in interviewing techniques. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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