Community Service Council’s Tulsa Reentry One-Stop was recently awarded a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This $1.5 million award began July 1, 2017 and provides three years of funding. In a highly competitive field of 258 applications from across the nation, 32 proposals were selected.
These research and evaluation grants are designed to improve the management and effectiveness of the nations’ workforce programs and activities. The purpose of the Reentry Projects, Young Adult grant is to use evidence-based interventions to improve employment outcomes of young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system. Program components include Career Pathways, case management, and legal services.
Since the inception of CSC’s Tulsa Reentry One-Stop program in 2008, over 1,000 individuals have enrolled with 68% of participants obtaining employment. During the current funding cycle, 76% of participants participated in vocational training with 80% attaining an industry-recognized credential. The recidivism rate for Tulsa Reentry One-Stop program participants is currently 5%, compared to Tulsa’s recidivism rate of 24% and 27% within the target area.