<ul><li>Academic and Workforce Education at the Montana Women’s Prison and Passages Pre-Release Center </li></ul>Pathways ...
<ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Gillan, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Bell, Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Sha...
Montana Women’s Prison Required Coursework <ul><li>Achieve Global Work Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Family Economics and Finan...
Writing instructor Karen Henderson and Shannon Peltier FEFE Instructor Janice Munsell and Tara Syverson Math Instructor Ma...
Montana Women’s Prison Elective Coursework—Vocational Skills <ul><li>Flagger Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction ...
Warren Smeltzer and Jobyna Stump learning to shoot grade Nicole Moore, Instructor Darryl Grove, and Jim Corson (Max Baucus...
Montana Women’s Prison Elective Coursework—Academic Skills <ul><li>Non-credit courses </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></...
Psychology instructor Kameron Nelson and Terri Warren Corby Skinner and Sue Hart attend graduation of Tami Haaland’s Creat...
Montana Women’s Prison Statistics <ul><li>Sixty students have participated </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty two have graduated (co...
Other MWP Accomplishments <ul><li>“ Brick by Brick” published </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whispering Concrete” published </li></ul...
Passages Pre-Release Coursework <ul><li>Family Economics and Financial Education </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul>...
Passages Pre-Release <ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>194 students have completed at least one course </li></ul><ul><l...
Billings Area Reentry Task Force (BARTF) <ul><li>Goal:  to work collaboratively with community organizations to help incar...
<ul><li>And in conclusion… </li></ul>“  Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”  -Robert Collier
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Academic and Workforce Education at the Montana Women’s Prison and Passages Pre-Release Center </li></ul>Pathways to Self Sufficiency
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Gillan, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Bell, Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Shaun Hoover, Project Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Core instructors: Mary Baker, Karen Henderson, Janice Munsell, Melanie Schwarz, Tami Haaland, Darryl Grove, Dennis Kern </li></ul><ul><li>How we are funded: </li></ul><ul><li>Four grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Montana Women’s Prison Required Coursework <ul><li>Achieve Global Work Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Family Economics and Financial Education </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Math OR </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Math </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Career Pathways </li></ul><ul><li>124 hours total </li></ul>
  4. 4. Writing instructor Karen Henderson and Shannon Peltier FEFE Instructor Janice Munsell and Tara Syverson Math Instructor Mary Baker and class
  5. 5. Montana Women’s Prison Elective Coursework—Vocational Skills <ul><li>Flagger Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Carpentry </li></ul><ul><li>HAZMAT Certification </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid/CPR Certification </li></ul><ul><li>OSHA 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Blueprints </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete Laying </li></ul>
  6. 6. Warren Smeltzer and Jobyna Stump learning to shoot grade Nicole Moore, Instructor Darryl Grove, and Jim Corson (Max Baucus’ office) Nicole’s model house Warren Smeltzer, MT Laborer’s Training Program, and Jackie Hager, nervous bobcat operator
  7. 7. Montana Women’s Prison Elective Coursework—Academic Skills <ul><li>Non-credit courses </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics (upcoming) </li></ul><ul><li>Credit–bearing courses </li></ul><ul><li>COMT 109 (Human Relations) </li></ul><ul><li>PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) </li></ul><ul><li>BU 101 (Introduction to Business) upcoming fall 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Psychology instructor Kameron Nelson and Terri Warren Corby Skinner and Sue Hart attend graduation of Tami Haaland’s Creative Writing course Tami Haaland, Nicole Moore, and Jane Lind
  9. 9. Montana Women’s Prison Statistics <ul><li>Sixty students have participated </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty two have graduated (completed 8-month program) </li></ul><ul><li>Average 142 hours of training </li></ul><ul><li>18 conditionally enrolled at MSUB and completed credit-bearing courses (mostly with A’s and B’s). </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty four have been released. Of these, only one has returned to prison. </li></ul><ul><li>One successfully completed AY 09-10 at UM COT. Two have pending applications at MSUB, one at MSU GF </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other MWP Accomplishments <ul><li>“ Brick by Brick” published </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whispering Concrete” published </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball court constructed at MWP by concrete students </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in development: Integrating academic coursework into existing MWP therapies; “Education Every Day”; </li></ul>Twila Johnke, May 2010 graduation, class speaker Darlene Damm, November 2009 graduation, class speaker
  11. 11. Passages Pre-Release Coursework <ul><li>Family Economics and Financial Education </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Math for the Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>GED Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh Start </li></ul><ul><li>Book Club </li></ul><ul><li>Makin’ it work </li></ul><ul><li>Job Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Arts Program coaching </li></ul>Passages students learn sheetrock techniques at the COT demonstration house
  12. 12. Passages Pre-Release <ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>194 students have completed at least one course </li></ul><ul><li>33 have completed two courses </li></ul><ul><li>Students average over 19 hours of training </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in Development </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Arts Program Pre-Apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Joint class between Passages Book Club and MSUB ASC 294 fall freshman seminar </li></ul>Jobyna Stump really enjoying her cake
  13. 13. Billings Area Reentry Task Force (BARTF) <ul><li>Goal: to work collaboratively with community organizations to help incarcerated women successfully reenter the community </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on housing, employment, and relationships/family </li></ul><ul><li>25-30 active members: DOC, Billings Police, Center for Children & Families, Salvation Army, Housing Authority, Family Services, YWCARiverstone, Second Chance Homes, Community Crisis Center </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>And in conclusion… </li></ul>“ Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier

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