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ERIC Number: ED503244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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Ready4Work "In Brief": Update on Outcomes; Reentry May Be Critical for States, Cities. P/PV In Brief. Issue 6
Farley, Chelsea; McClanahan, Wendy S.
Public/Private Ventures
This issue of "P/PV In Brief" provides updated data from the Ready4Work prisoner reentry initiative, with a focus on the prison crisis occurring in many cities and states. While much more research is needed to understand the true, long-term impact of prisoner reentry initiatives, outcomes from Ready4Work were extremely promising in terms of education, employment and program retention, with recidivism rates among Ready4Work participants 34 to 50 percent below the national average. Funded by the US Department of Labor and the Annie E. Casey and Ford foundations, Ready4Work was a three-year national demonstration project designed to address the needs of the growing ex-prisoner population and to test the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations to meet those needs. Ready4Work programs provided employment services, case management and mentoring in 11 adult sites around the country (data from seven juvenile sites are being analyzed separately). (Contains 11 endnotes and 1 figure.) [For interim report, see ED503258.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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