Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2015-2016 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Carver County. Criminal offenders often have difficulty finding meaningful and gainful employment when released from prison. The goal of this project was to reduce recidivism by identifying strategies to help offenders find purposeful work opportunities. Project lead Rod Franks worked with a team of students in OLPOD 5204: Designing the Adult Education Program, to develop a set of recommendations for the County and local businesses, including employing case managers and trained volunteers, building relationships with selected employers, facilitating job clubs, and providing job skills training. The students' final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in OLPD 5204: Designing the Adult Education Program, taught by Catherine Twohig in spring 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Georgopoulos, Maria; Muster, Megan; Pavelich, Julie; Rogers, Eric; Shah, Mela; Yang, Zhou.
Reducing Recidivism Through Work.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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