Second-year funding of Recovery In Community, a substance abuse prevention and recovery initiative. The purpose of the citywide initiative is to expand the number of treatment slots and increase the resources and supports available to recovering addicts and their families. By assessing the effectiveness of a comprehensive continuum of community-based supports, the program aims to reduce relapses and drug-related crime.
To provide scholarships for 100 former inmates to attend the Second Conference on the Urgent Needs of Newly Released Prisoners, and for related expenses.
For support of ChildSightﾮ, a vision screening program for Baltimore City public middle school students for the 2000-2001 school year. The program, expanded to 41 schools, provides on-site refractive error eye examinations and eyeglasses to children who otherwise could not afford them.
For support of the continuation and evaluation of a comprehensive school-based pregnancy prevention program based on a case management model. Participants in the program are scheduled to meet regularly with case managers who determine appropriate activities, case by case, to meet the students' individual needs.
In support of consultancies to undertake research to identify and develop core resources which will be critical to the Baltimore City administration's workforce development initiative. The plan provides for linking workforce development and economic development efforts, evaluating how workforce funding has been accessed and used by federal, state and city agencies to benefit Baltimore citizens, and evaluating the effectiveness of the public and private workforce development provider network.
For salary, benefits, and related expenses of a staff person to assist 100 incarcerated fathers per month in filing for modifications of child support payments while serving time in Baltimore City jails and state prisons.
To review and analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Human Resources and Baltimore City Department of Social Services in areas of child welfare service delivery. The object of the study is to determine if families and children are getting the services they need, why the length of stay in foster homes has increased, and why the number of caseworkers has decreased.
For the development of "Pathway to Professional Nursing," a high-school nursing academy for students in Baltimore City public high schools. The purpose of the academy is to inspire and assist high school students in the pursuit of a professional nursing career through a sequence of college preparatory coursework and electives. Candidates can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
For expenses related to the cost of recruiting, selecting, training, and building an ongoing support network for Teach For America corps members and alumni currently teaching in 31 Baltimore City public schools.
To conduct a pilot test which will assess the efficacy of a specially designed auditory instrument and a specific training technique. The instrument and the training have been created by Oster Sound Technologies for enhancing reading skills.