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Series # :
  ETAOP 2009-3
 
Title :
  Evaluation of the Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative
 
Release Date :
  2009
 
 
Abstract :
 

In November 2005, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awarded grants to 30 Faith-Based and Community Organizations to implement a Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (PRI) Demonstration.  The Initiative seeks to strengthen communities affected by large numbers of formerly incarcerated individuals through employment-centered projects that incorporate education, job training, housing referrals, mentoring, and other comprehensive transitional services.  The demonstration is based on the core premise that helping formerly incarcerated individuals find and maintain stable and legal employment will reduce recidivism and increase public safety. 

 

ETA contracted with an evaluation team from Coffey Consulting, LLC and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to evaluate the PRI’s 30 demonstration sites and to examine the implementation and outputs of the PRI.  The evaluation team analyzed demographic, programmatic, output and recidivism information from grantee operations and participants.  In addition, the evaluation analyzed the costs to participating communities for their provision of services to the formerly incarcerated individuals returning to their communities.

 

This report includes a description of the final observations and findings from the evaluation.  It also provides a response to the research questions posed by ETA through a thorough analysis of the qualitative and quantitative data collected throughout the evaluation.

Publication Author(s)
1.
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
 
Author(s):
  • Jeanne Bellotti
  • Nora Paxton
2.
Coffey Consulting, LLC
 
Author(s):
  • Lisa Kolovich
  • Douglas B. Holl
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