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Indiana gets $732K grant to help juvenile ex-inmates

The Indiana Department of Correction is getting some federal help to keep recently released juvenile convicts on the straight and narrow.

The U.S. Department of Justice has given the agency a $732,000 demonstration grant for a program to enhance transitional services to high-risk incarcerated youths returning to Marion County from state juvenile correctional facilities.

The state is partnering with Marion County and the Juvenile Justice Task Force advocacy group on the project.

Youths in the program will attend a month-long academy for a series of life-skills and job readiness classes, educational and employment assistance, and contact with community-based resources.

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