Byrne JAG funds in Massachusetts support workforce development and reentry planning within the Barnstable House of Corrections’ Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Specifically, funds support staff within the Prison Industries Program (PIP) to provide vocational and educational work opportunities for offenders. The program provides inmates with skills that will increase their employment opportunities upon release while giving them the opportunity to partially support themselves and their families while incarcerated. As part of this effort, PIP staff work with businesses in Barnstable County to assist with job placement, retention and ongoing support for both the business and the offender.
(News Article): From Incarceration to Treatment (CapeCod Times, 2015)
Job Training; Offenders; Social Services; Case Management; Reentry