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Improving Employment and Reducing Recidivism among Prison Offenders via Virtual Reality Job-Interview Training

Award Information

Award #
2019-MU-MU-0004
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$799,922

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $799,922)

The applicant proposes to evaluate the impact of a virtual reality job interview training (VR-JIT) tool on the likelihood of ex-offenders obtaining and retaining employment when released from prison using a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The key outcomes measures are employment and recidivism. The RCT will compare services-as-usual (SAU) job interview training for offenders with SAU enhanced with VR-JIT. This effort will also include an initial process evaluation of VR-JIT adoption and implementation to assess the acceptability, scalability, generalizability, and affordability of VR-JIT.
"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).
CA/NCF

Date Created: January 31, 2019