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OWDS - COMMUNITY and Travis County Project

  1. 1. The Journey HomePresents <br />CHANGE THE HOME, CHANGE THE CYCLE<br />Empowering Women Mentoring Project<br />
  2. 2. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS<br />Del Valle Travis County Correctional Facility<br />PRIDE Program for Women<br /> (People Recognizing the Inherent Dignity of Everyone)<br />SPONSORS<br /><ul><li>Simpson United Methodist Church
  3. 3. Church Women United</li></ul>Pastor Charles & Family<br />
  4. 4. MENTORING PROGRAM<br />PURPOSE<br />Simpson United Methodist Church will provide mentoring services to women enrolled in the PRIDE Program at the Del Valle Travis County Correctional Facility. <br />Simpson will also provide referral services to enrolled PRIDE participants upon release in order to reduce the chances of them returning to incarceration at the Simpson United Methodist Church Community Center.<br />
  5. 5. HISTORY<br /><ul><li>Expenditures increased 660% from 9 million dollars to over $68.7 billion dollars.
  6. 6. 725,400 women released, approx. 2/3’s of them will be rearrested within 3 years.
  7. 7. Up to 5% of women in jail or prison are incarcerated when pregnant.
  8. 8. 62% are mothers of children under the age of 18.
  9. 9. Women are more likely to have histories of physical or sexual abuse than men.
  10. 10. 30% of the women were receiving public assistance at time of incarceration.
  11. 11. 37% of the women received incomes less than $600 per month.</li></li></ul><li>OUR MISSION<br />Provide a dual program;<br />One-on –one and Group Mentoring Services to women at the Del Valle Correctional Facility<br />(2) Follow-up and Referral Services for 365 days once offender is released at the at the Simpson United Methodist Church Community Center.<br />
  12. 12. VISION<br />To mentor women, enrolled in the PRIDE PROGRAM, at the Del Valle Correctional Facility, and help them get the emotional support.<br />To assist WOMEN, once released, <br />get the support needed during<br />their transition back into the community. <br />
  13. 13. GOAL<br /><ul><li>Is to reduce the perpetual cycle of recidivism among women.
  14. 14. To provide women with 365 days of mentoring and referral services.
  15. 15. To empower women by helping them achieve independence.
  16. 16. Help women reconnect with their families and develop good healthy, wholesome, relationship with their children.</li></li></ul><li>PRIDE POPULATION<br />
  17. 17.  <br /> <br />.<br />.<br />PROGRAM NEEDS<br />MENTOR NEEDS<br />Training<br />Referral Sources<br />Support<br />CUSTOMER NEEDS<br />Support<br />Information<br />Referral Services<br />
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  20. 20. STAKEHOLDERS/COLLATERALS<br />Incarcerated Women<br />Family & Friends<br />Community<br />Correctional Facility<br />Non-Profits<br />Governmental Agencies<br />Community Businesses<br />What is the COST to YOU?<br />Since 1982, Expendituresincreased 660% from $9 million to over $68.7 BILLION<br />
  21. 21. ACTION PLAN<br />Research/Development: June - July 2009<br />Outreach: August 2009<br />Recruitment: August 2009<br />Training: October 2009<br />Date of Implementation: January 2010<br />Evaluate of Program: September 2010<br />
  22. 22. CONTENT: METHODS & DELIVERY<br />Program Development<br />Initial Interview<br />Matching System<br />Specialty Navigators<br />One on One Mentoring<br />Group Mentoring<br />
  23. 23. EVALUATIONS<br />Mentor Training<br />Focus Group<br />Intake Process<br />Resources<br />Support System<br />Outcomes<br />Customer<br />Initial Interview<br />Periodic Post Release Interview<br />Exit Interview<br />
  24. 24. MEASUREMENTS<br />(6) Certified Mentor Trainers<br />Certificate of Completions awarded to 100 Mentors<br />Serve 33% of PRIDE participants<br />Participant Survey<br />Exit Surveys<br />
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  26. 26. RESOURCES<br />Mentor Resources<br />Simpson United Methodist Church<br />Staff / Volunteers<br />Referral Network<br />Customer Resources<br />Information<br />Relationship Building<br />Support Services<br />
  27. 27. MARKETING STRATEGIES<br />Radio/Television<br />Print<br />Electronic<br />Word of Mouth<br />Fund Raising<br />
  28. 28. SUMMARY<br />725,400 women released<br />2/3’s WILL BE rearrested within 3 YEARS<br />As a Community<br />WE CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE THE FACTS!<br />