• Nonprofit receives grant to help female ex-cons

    June 29, 2012 No comments

    An Indianapolis nonprofit is receiving a $1.5 million federal grant to provide job training and support services to girls or women who formerly were incarcerated.

    The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday that Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc. is among nine nonprofits across the country receiving the grants to help the woman transition back to their communities after they’ve done their time

    The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports show women accounted for 25 percent of all arrests in 2010, including 20 percent of arrests for violent crime and 38 percent of arrests for property crimes. Over the past 10 years, arrests of men declined by 7 percent while arrests of women increased by 10 percent.

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