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Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act – Technology Careers Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012

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Lindsey Devers Ph.D.
Date Published
5 pages
This report covers four quarters of data collected from July 2011 to June 2012 for the Second Chance Act Technology Careers grantees.
Findings show that grantees, on average, admitted 43 percent of those deemed eligible for the technology careers program; 812 participants were enrolled in the technology careers program; the average rate by grantee of moderate- and high-risk post-release participants admitted to the program was about 90 percent; from April to June 2012, educational services were the most utilized service type, followed by cognitive-based services and pro-social services; and the successful completion rate for participants exiting pre-release services averaged 79 percent. The Second Chance Act provides grants to state, local, and tribal governments to promote the safe and successful reintegration of individuals into the community after they are released from incarceration. Second Chance Act grantees are committed to help those in the reentry process by appropriately assessing risk and need and by offering individualized case plans and services.