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

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This report provides information on data collected for the Technology Careers Second Chance Act grantees for the period July 2011 through March 2012.
Key findings from this report on data collected by Technology Careers Second Chance Act grantees for the period July 2011 through March 2012 include the following: on average, grantees admitted 46 percent of those deemed eligible for technology careers program, with a total of 941 participants enrolled in the technology careers program; over time, enrollment in the technology careers program has increased 97 percent; on average, the rate of moderate- and high-risk post-release participants admitted to the program was about 72 percent; educational services were the most utilized service type, followed by pro-social services and cognitive-based services; and the successful completion rate averaged 86 percent for participants exiting pre-release services, an increase of 4 percent from the first quarter. This report highlights data collected from programs awarded funding in fiscal year 2011 under the Second Chance Act - Technology Careers grant program. The goals of the Second Chance Act which was signed into law in 2007, are to use validated assessment instruments to screen and identify offenders for participation in reentry programs; implement a transition plan that includes both pre-release and post-release services for these offenders; provide treatment and other services to the offenders; support offenders with case management to monitor reintegration efforts; and reduce recidivism. The funds are provided to programs developed by States, local, and tribal governments to help them address the growing population of offenders returning to their communities. Tables and figures