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Long Island Second Chance Mentoring Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $609,289)

The Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) authorizes grants to government agencies and nonprofit groups to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims' support, and other services to help adult and juvenile ex-offenders to transition successfully from incarceration to the community. OJJDP will provide grants to support mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into their communities. Grants will be used to mentor juvenile offenders during secure confinement, through transition back to the community, and post-release; to provide transitional services to assist them in their reintegration into the community; and to support training in offender and victims issues. This program is authorized by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub. L. 112-110.

Leadership Training Institute(LTI) will provide mentoring services and transitional support services for the Long Island Second Chance Mentoring Program. The services will include: employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victim's support, and other services to help targeted juvenile ex-offenders make a successful transition from incarceration back to the community. LTI will serve 100 youth annually that are housed at the Long Island Correctional and Juvenile Detention Centers. Outcomes will be measured by conducting comprehensive qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation. Performance measures will be tracked using software, case management files observation, pre-and post-project surveys, interviews with parents/caregivers, youth and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of direct services. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2011