Details a demonstration project’s initial results in providing ex-offenders with workforce readiness training, career counseling, and an intensive follow-up process, to prevent recidivism and to support the transition back into civic society.

“…[T]he U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration created the Beneficiary Choice Contracting Program, a demonstration that provided ex-offenders with workforce readiness training, career counseling, and intensive followup to help them successfully enter and remain in the workforce and stay free of crime. DOL awarded five grantees a total of $5 million for the first year of operations to serve approximately 225 participants each. DOL contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to evaluate the implementation of the program, the short-term outcomes of participants, and the costs of providing services. This report detailed the early implementation experiences of grantees and their program partners through the first 10 months of operations” (p.1).

Between $2,667-$4,489 was spent on each ex-offender participant. (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)