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ERIC Number: ED451359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement during Fiscal Year 1999.
National Inst. of Corrections (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
During fiscal year 1999, the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (OCJTP) conducted numerous activities related to its primary functions, which are as follows: (1) coordinate federal departments' and agencies' efforts related to correctional job training and placement; (2) provide training to develop staff competencies needed by state and local agencies to assist offenders and ex-offenders in gaining marketable occupational skills and job placement; (3) provide technical assistance related to development of offender employability to state and local training and employment agencies; and (4) collect and disseminate information on offender job training and placement programs and outcomes. The following were among the specific activities conducted by OCJTP within those 4 functions: (1) cosponsored the first national forum for administrators of offender job training and placement services; (2) convened 12 focus groups to elicit recommendations from inmates, ex-offenders, and corrections staff and administrators regarding offenders' employment needs and skills needed by professionals to meet offenders' employment needs; (3) initiated pilot testing of self-directed interactive software to help states replicate a prison industries program developed in the state of Washington; and (4) developed an 120-hour competency-based training program for corrections staff. (Focus group and survey results are appended, along with training participants' self-reported increases in skills.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Corrections (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A