Project News & Updates
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.
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.
Published by KCUR on August 19, 2019. Listen on the NPR website.
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 opportunities after release." Continue reading on the WIBW website.
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.
Published by KCUR 89.3 on August 7, 2023. "People in jail or prison can't keep up with technology. A program for inmates in Kansas and Missouri will help them learn job skills." Continue reading on the KCUR website.
Published by KCUR 89.3 on August 7, 2023. "Extended time behind bars can make it difficult to keep up in the fast-paced digital age. A University of Kansas program received a $1.6 million grant to teach women who have been imprisoned computer skills to prepare them for the workforce and to help reduce recidivism." Continue reading on the KCUR website.
Published by The Lawrence Times on August 8, 2023. "People in jail or prison can’t keep up with technology. A program for inmates in Kansas and Missouri will help them learn job skills. TOPEKA — When Shawnttis Hernandez first went to prison, Gmail didn’t even exist." Continue reading on the Lawrence Times website.
Published by Government Technology on September 13, 2023. "The University of Kansas is spearheading a technology program that offers a comprehensive array of digital skills training to facilitate the reintegration of incarcerated women into society." Continue reading on the Government Technology website.