Life Skills Project

Jalazo, Michael D.
June 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2005, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p108
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Project New Attitudes conducted by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Clearwater, Florida. The demographics of the population served by Project New Attitudes always have and remains varied. The program was designed to serve only men whose age has run from 17 through those in their late 60s, and any combination in between. Project New Attitudes has served those with 1st or 2nd grade education/reading levels, up through master's level participants. Numerous services and resources are provided to program participants both residentially and in the aftercare portions of the program. Residentially, curriculum includes topics such as self-development, communication skills, job skills development, education, interpersonal relationship development, criminal thinking, stress and anger management, as well as accessing social service and community resources and other such lessons. Discharge planning is the connection towards transition between the residential and aftercare portions of the program.


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