Female Ex-Cons Get Higher Education Assistance

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Most post-release programs focus on helping ex-prisoners with immediate needs like jobs or housing. In contrast, CCF matches women with the college programs that best suit their needs and goals, and helps them apply for admission and financial aid. And it offers ongoing counseling support for participants, most of whom juggle school with full-time jobs and family responsibilities. Funds to support the program – which spends about $4000 a year on each participant – come mainly from private groups and foundations. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.

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