United States Department of Education Update

Linton, John
June 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2005, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p90
Academic Journal
The article presents information about the U.S. Department of Education. Educational programs within correctional institutions receive varying degrees of support from state to state. Two exceptions are the federally administered Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program and the Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offender Program. Of these, the Life Skills Program is the only competitively awarded program. Underlying this program is the belief that offenders can be provided services during incarceration that will impact their post release outcomes, achieving such socially desirable outcomes as employment success, crime free living, and family reunification and support. The grant program invites creative responses. The Department of Education announces the availability of funds in discretionary grant programs through a "Request for Proposal" that is published in the Federal Register when a grant competition is announced. In this program as in most others, many more applications are receive than can be funded.


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