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The College Achievement in Reentry Technical Assistance Project (CARTAP)

With generous funding from the ECMC Foundation, CCF is now launching its new national technical assistance project. The College Achievement in Reentry Technical Assistance Project (CARTAP) is currently accepting Letters of Intent for four pilot sites across the country.
What it does: 
With CARTAP, CCF will teach other institutions to support criminal justice-involved students as they pursue postsecondary education. 
Who it’s for: 
  • Non-profit organizations working with a large number of criminal justice-involved clients
  • Colleges and universities seeking to provide effective support services for their students with criminal justice histories
  •  Parole and probation offices committed to the societal engagement of their parolees and probationers.
Tools:
  • hands-on training for staff
  • training materials
  • individual consulting
  • cohort-based assistance
  • ongoing technical assistance from CCF staff through the implementation of college-oriented programming

CCF’s interactive-technical assistance curriculum will encompass best practices for servicing formerly incarcerated citizens in general, especially for organizations seeking professional development opportunities. This allows agencies the opportunity to broaden their understanding of an under-served population, with the goal of having the newfound skills incorporated into agencies culture and policies.

How to apply: CARTAP is currently looking for existing higher education organizations, and those looking to offer the opportunity to connect this population to higher education, can strengthen their current program by learning, integrating or replicating components of its core Academic Support program.

Those interested should fill out this Letter of Intent and contact CCF’s Associate Director of Technical Assistance Lettisha Boyd at lboyd@collegeandcommunity.org today.