The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) is testing a new community-based reentry program, called the Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills (WAGEES) project, in a contract valued at $1 million, which was awarded to the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership (LCCL), Colorado Branch. The WAGEES project was created by the 2014 state legislature; it calls for DOC to select a fiscal intermediary who will then make sub-grants to faith and community-based organizations who will provide direct services to improve the employment prospects of parolees assessed to be medium to high risk for recidivism. LCCL was awarded . . .
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