Board Information


Final Report to the General Assembly: the Maryland Workforce Development System


Appendix II

Agency Services and Funding Information for Ex-Offenders

Maryland Division of Correction/ the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service
  • Support substance abuse counseling, education/occupational training, victim impact training, discharge planning, library services, etc to benefit inmate reintegration, serving 20% of the inmates (other than general library services).
  • Permits access of community partners to deliver a range of transition services inside the fence, linked to community services.
  • Discharge planning linking to offender services in the community
  • Inmate Welfare funds to support part time contractual instructional staff and limited materials
  • "Going Home" federal fund ($2mil) for limited services inside the fence and the community. This grant is also shared with DJS.
  • In kind program support from partners with targeted funding from their sources (i.e. Goodwill, STRIVE, Transitional Jobs Project, etc)
Maryland State Department of Education/Correctional Education Program
  • 38 occupational training programs across the state, many of them nationally certified (ASC, Print Ed accreditation, etc.)
  • OSTC has p/t job developer in partnership with DOC work release
  • Collaboration with community partners and grantees (i.e. Enterprise Foundation (REP) MOED etc.
  • 4 full time state positions
  • Limited resources for materials
  • Access to DOC funded and grant funded staff for instruction (10+ contractual staff)
  • Limited Perkins (federal occupational Training funds)
  • The state invests approx. $12 million in prison ed impacting student success while the drop in recidivism saves approx $24 million
Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development/Ex-offender’s Task Force
One Stop Career Centers
  • 1 f/t foundation grant funded person targeting ex-offenders
  • 1 f/t parole and probation agent co-located in One-Stop
  • Regularly offers in-kind staff to participate in Career Fairs, exit orientations etc inside the institutions.
  • Extensive coordination provided to Ex-Offender Task Force, Gov’s Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination and the Mayor’s Offender Steering Committee, BWIB, GWIB
  • Extensive effort in employer and community partner engagement
  • Small foundation grant for 1 staff person
  • In-kind contributions of staff
  • No designated funding currently
  • Prior contractual staff reassigned when special project funding could not be sustained in the current fiscal climate.
  • Food stamps
  • Medical assistance
  • Temporary Cash assistance
  • Employment & Training-(TANF and Food Stamp eligible customers)
  • Daycare Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Special Needs (License, Protective gear, tools, etc.)
  • TEMHA (Transitional Emergency Medical Housing Assistance)
  • Food and Nutrition Services (USDA)
  • Medicaid (USDHHS)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (USDHHS)
  • Food and Nutrition Services (USDA) and TANF (USDHHS)
  • State General Funds
  • Provides individualized care and treatment to youths aged 7 to 21 who have violated the law or are in danger to themselves or to others
  • Until July 1, 2004, offers instructions in English, math, science, social studies, physical ed, music/art, remedial reading and math and prepares students for the General education Development (GED) for a MD high school diploma. MSDE will begin educational programs at Hickey School July 1, 2004.
  • Link youth to education and/or training upon release
  • State General funds
  • Limited Federal "Going Home Grant" funds for students returning to the Baltimore City school system
  • Links to entitlement programs prior to release and within the community
  • Federal