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SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $8,208,420 FOR THE YOUTH OFFENDER DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

USDOL

CONTACT: Gwen Zuares
OFFICE: 202/693-3366

SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $8,208,420 FOR THE YOUTH OFFENDER DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

As a result of a recent procurement action, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration is awarding $8,208,420 to nine organizations, according to the attached list. These grants are being awarded for Youth Offender Demonstration Project. This project will provide services aimed at youth who are or have been under criminal justice supervision or involved in gangs. Youth employment and developmental activities will be used for structure and placing youth offenders, gang members, and at-risk youth ages 14-24 employment into long term (part-time for ages 14-15) wage levels that will (1) prevent future dependency and/or (2) break the cycle of crime and juvenile delinquency that contributes to recidivism and non-productive activities.

LIST OF AWARDEES
CATEGORY I - Model Community Projects
City of Chicago
1615 W. Chicago Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60622
$ 1,500,000
Friends of Island Academy, Inc.
500 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1209
New York, New York 10018
1,500,000
YouthWorks, Inc.
13 Pride Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
1,500,000
CATEGORY II - Education & Training Initiatives
Colorado Department of Human Services
4255 South Knox Court
Denver, Colorado 80236
$2,000,000
CATEGORY III - Community Wide Capacity Building
Central Iowa Employment & Training Consortium
215 Watson Powell Jr., Way 2nd Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1728
$ 350,000
City of Cincinnati
19 West Elder Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45210
350,000
Capital Region Workforce Development Board
99 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
350,000
Perseus House, Inc.
1511 Peach Street
Erie, Philadelphia 16501
308,749
Nurse Assistant Training School, Inc.
5154 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
349,671