Project News & Updates


KU launching $1.4 million education project for women exiting prison

Published by the Topeka Capital-Journal on July 11, 2019. "LAWRENCE — A research team led by a University of Kansas faculty member earned a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve technology skills of women leaving prison and hungry for skills useful in landing a job or continuing their education." Continue reading on The Topeka Capital Journal website. 

KU research team receives $1.4 million to offer technology training to women leaving prison

Published by the Lawrence Journal-World on July 19, 2019. "A new University of Kansas program hopes to help women leaving prison better adapt to civilian life by teaching them technology skills." Continue reading on The Lawrence Journal-World website. 

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Published by KCUR on August 19, 2019. Listen on the NPR website

KU Researchers Helping Women Find Employment After Prison Release 

Published by the WIBW on December 12, 2019. "The County Commission approved a program helping women find employment after being released from jail. The KU Center for Research was granted $1.4 million by the National Science Foundation to support women's employment opporuntities after release." Continue reading on the WIBW website

1.4M NSF Grant Will Support Technology Education For Women Post-incarceration

LAWRENCE — Over the past 40 years, the population of women in state prisons across the United States has increased by 834 percent. While men continue to be the vast majority of the prison population, the rate of incarceration of women is growing. Continue reading on the University of Kansas News Page