Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1896FY0001

Community Re-Entry Program












Mathes Guise


Community Reconstruction Institute











Project Title:

Community Re-Entry Program

Date Submitted:

2/16/01 10:51:45 AM












M. Mandy Dawson














Statewide Interest:

Higher percentage of job retention, lower percentage of school dropouts, lower rate of recidivism.













Community Reconstruction Institute


Mathes Guise


6299 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 200

Contact Phone:

(954) 791-8893



Sunrise 33313































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The Community Re-Entry Program (CRP) serves offenders newly released from prison, on probation, and in community corrections programs.  CRP provides and coordinates services so that clients can become socially and economically productive members of their families and their communities, thereby avoiding returning to prison. Program staff includes Case Managers, Job Developers, Education Specialists, a Legal Advisor, and Support Group Facilitators.

   Each Client is assigned to a Case manager, who conducts a comprehensive needs assessment, coordinates the provision of services and monitors the client's progress.  Services offered on-site include:  job readiness training; career guidance; educational/vocational placements; job referrals and placements; a legal clinic; a clothing bank; financial planning assistance; support groups; transportation assistance (bus passes).  Outside referrals are made for treatment of medical, dental, psychological and substance abuse problems, as well as housing.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The following have been identified as the CRP traget outcomes:  At least 60% of clients identified as needing employment shall obtain employment within 120 days; at least 70% of clients identified as needing educational and/or vocational programming shall demonstrate improvement in skill levels or completion of prescribed programming; at least 75% of clients participating in Career Guidance Training shall successfully complete the training; at least 75% of clients participating in the Job Readiness Training shall succesfully complete the training; clients who require housing will receive assistance in establishing a housing plan and a referral to a social service agency for assistance; a follow-up status confirmation will be done for all clients 30, 60, and 90 days after placement in jobs, school, or other services; no more than 12% of CRP clients will become recidivists.  All services provided for each client are documented in the client files, and are entered daily into CRP's management information system. MIS reports are generated twice each month, detailing the services provided for each client.











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Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



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Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Department of Corrections statistics for affected counties (Annual Report 1997-1998)











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Broward County Legislative Delegation


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