Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #480FY0001

B.U.I.L.D. for Ex-Offender Females












Dr. Ann E. A Williams


Sisters' Inc.











Project Title:

B.U.I.L.D. for Ex-Offender Females

Date Submitted:

2/12/01 3:07:43 PM












James King














Statewide Interest:

Statewide Pre and Post Release Prison Inmate Rehabilitation (Education and Vocational)













Sisters' Inc.


Dr. Ann E. A. Williams


6316 San Juan Ave., Suite 12

Contact Phone:

(904) 695-2126



Jacksonville 32210































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








B.U.I.L.D. is a program designed to assist the female population we serve.  The ex-offender population falls into that hard-to-hire status of employment.  As a result of their prior criminal record they find themselves with mediocre positions, day labor, and end up on the streets working their former professions (drug, sex workers).  Another problem is that many are HIV positive, making it even mmore difficult for job placement.  It has been very difficult in finding the ex-offender suitable employment.  This program offers a multiplex package of services that can help the ex-offender to launch into not just a job, but a career beyond their expectations, or to reactivate the one they had prior to incarceration.  Fear and embarrasment regarding their background hinders their progress.  Having a support system even before release will help to prepare them to take control of their emotions and achieve their goals.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






(1) 70% of women participating will obtain employment within 6 months of entering the program.

(2) 60% of these women will maintain employment for at least 6 months.

(3) 50% of the participants will remain arrest-free for 12 months following entry into the program.











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Is there a documented need for this project?






funding request booklet











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




Hearing Body:

Duval County Legislative Delegation


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