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Transformation Project

the transformation project.

"In fact, once he is motivated, no one can change more completely than the man who has been at the bottom.  I call myself the best example of that.."

Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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The Transformation Project is a re-entry program to be used in correctional institutions founded on the transformation that occurred in the life of Malcolm X while behind bars.  This initiative utilizes teaching modules based upon Malcolm X’s life experiences with the aim of empowering and inspiring imprisoned individuals to engage in a process of self-examination and personal growth, resulting in new skills for setting and reaching goals. The program began with individuals in general population attending classes and completing modules designed to plan for re-entry into the community after release. During a 12-week period, the Project modules address the educational, employment, medical, substance abuse, housing, faith and relationship needs of offenders. During initial implementation of the Transformation Project in the general population, the need for programming intended for those in administrative segregation became apparent. Thus, development began on a set of self-study modules utilizing the same evidence-based principles from Motivational Interviewing and Adult Basic Education that would allow participants to examine their behavior and set goals in terms of successfully returning to general population. The Transformation Project is currently being piloted in Nebraska with possible expansion to other states in future.

For more information please contact the Consortium for Crime and Justice Research (CCJR) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at (402) 554.3794.

Program updates coming soon!