Reintegration of Ex-Offenders

This program includes both Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) grants to serve adult returning offenders and Youthful Offender grants aimed at youth involved or at risk of involvement in crime and violence.

The objectives of the PRI grants include increasing the employment rate, employment retention

rate, and earnings of released prisoners, and decreasing their recidivism.

The objectives of the Youthful Offender grants include preventing in-school youth from dropping out of school, increasing the employment rate of out-of-school youth, increasing the reading and math skills of youth, reducing the involvement of youth in crime and violence, and reducing the recidivism rate of youth.
Examples of Funded Projects

PRI Grants: Grants of $660,000 to community and faith-based organizations to support a project director, three job counselors, one job developer, a mentoring supervisor, an administrative assistant, tryout jobs for participants, materials and supplies.

Youthful Offender Grants: Grants to school districts, community-based organizations, and juvenile justice agencies to start or enhance alternative school serving juvenile offenders.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
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