"They have 1 strike against them, we want to save them from another one. And we want to make them contributing members of the community. I think that this will go a long way in making the community a safer environment, and also giving them an opportunity to contribute to that environment," says Alice Savino, Executive Director Workforce Investment Board.
The project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. And Utica was one of only 9 in the nation to be selected for this program.