Miami's Gang Alternative awarded $1.5 Million for rigorous reentry program for formerly incarcerated young adults in Little Haiti, Liberty City and City of Miami
One of only nine grant recipients in the US to receive US Department of Labor Funds
Miami, FL - July 7, 2017 --
Gang Alternative, Inc. is the recipient of $1.5 million dollars in Department of Labor grants to support a re-entry program for formerly incarcerated young adults in Little Haiti, Liberty City and the City of Miami. One of only nine community-based organizations nationwide to receive dollars to develop a new program model focusing on assisting communities with high poverty and crime rates in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs for justice-involved young adults between ages 18-24. The Reentry Project (RP), which is funded under Section 212 of The Second Chance Act of 2007, will support individuals over the span of three years as they exit the corrections system. Persons discharged from prison face a multitude of challenges that impede their ability to lead sustainable, productive lives.