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Restoration of Rights Summit Education/Vocation Effective Elements Select vocational trades are offered/NCCER certificates-industry standard-are issued Special Education students have specified goals (IDEA) Inmates tutoring/facilitating/developing educational programs at some institutions

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Restoration of Rights Summit

Education/Vocation


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Effective Elements

  • Select vocational trades are offered/NCCER certificates-industry standard-are issued

  • Special Education students have specified goals (IDEA)

  • Inmates tutoring/facilitating/developing educational programs at some institutions

  • Successful GED passing rate (84%)

  • Currently have agreements with a few local education agencies to provide services

  • Many interested parties, i.e., employers want trained offenders for employment

  • Understanding of important education/re-entry elements


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Effective Elements

  • Faith-based/character-based prison “positive” culture

  • PRIDE - vocational training/transition/employment services and private sector funding

  • PRIDE offers opportunity for inmates to learn job skills and earn money while incarcerated

  • 100 hour transition (life skills/employment) program

  • Partnership with probation/parole officers provides institutional transition program (Making Supervision Work for You module)

  • Community volunteers/community partnerships help to fill the gap for pre- and post-release services


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Ineffective Elements

  • Competing Corrections mandates--security vs. education/rehabilitative support services

  • Lack of statewide standardized programs that can follow inmates from jail to prison to release plan to community

  • Education addressed too late in the re-entry plan

  • Communication/coordination does not exist between local and state agencies

  • Lack of relevant/updated vocational programs and lack of industry credential

  • Statute limits community college involvement -- cannot claim FTE for inmates


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Ineffective Elements

  • Education providers competing for same funds-lack of consistent funding from grants and the legislature

  • No internet access for participation in online learning

  • Lack of incentive for coordinating/collaborating with education providers (community colleges, local schools, etc.)

  • Lack of community partnerships

  • Lack of certified educational transcript for inmate upon release

  • Too few educational opportunities for inmates (less than 6%)


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Ineffective Elements

  • Lack of unified/statewide probation/parole coordination with inmates being released

  • Lack of ability to access prior education and work experience records


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Innovative Ideas

  • One stop learning center website with all possible needed services addressed

  • Kiosks with supportive services at probation offices

  • Partnerships with programs like Youth Build who offer academic, career/technical education, employability services

  • Computer-based learning at PRIDE

  • Work Net program partnership

  • Mentor (addressing all services) that follows inmate from the first day

  • Plan addressing all needed services begins with the intake officer then follows through to the community


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Innovative Ideas

  • Encourage probation staff attendance at the local re-entry meetings and report back to regional and central office re-entry and probation staff

  • Family literacy programs

  • One stop centers/representative behind the fence (fill out TANF, employment applications, etc.)

  • Non-traditional career/technical education programs for female offenders


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Innovative Ideas

  • DJJ/Workforce Florida articulation agreements – suspend or create special population statistical measures for offenders

  • Re-entry seminars

  • Inmate release placement portfolio DD214 style document for re-entry purposes which should include education credentials, pictures of trade skills (picture portfolio), driver license, social security card, etc.


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Recommendations

  • Department-wide emphasis on training all employees on how to assist inmates to be successful pre- and post-release.

  • Every major institution offer an academic and GED program with minimum standards system wide.

  • Every major institution offer diverse career/technical education training opportunities, including apprenticeship and industry credentials with minimum standards system wide.

  • Career/technical training is linked to intentional, intensive employment placement and that placement is staffed.

  • Develop opportunities for service learning and restitution.


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Recommendations

  • Comprehensive transitional planning begins at reception which could utilize community re-entry volunteers or coalition members.

  • Allow distance learning/closed intranet or internet opportunities for inmates.

  • Every county will establish an education re-entry coalition that includes Department of Corrections education programs staff and probation, local education providers, sentencing authorities, industry professionals and employers.


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Recommendations

  • Develop and implement an inmate release placement portfolio (similar to a DD214) for re-entry purposes which should include education credentials, pictures of trade skills, driver license, social security card, etc.

  • Develop outcome-oriented partnerships with industry, private businesses, education providers.

  • Eliminate statutory limitation of community colleges ability to claim FTE for inmates.

  • Develop statewide agreement between Corrections and community college system as an incentive for inmates to have direct access to continue education upon release.


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Recommendations

  • Develop one stop learning center website with all possible needed services addressed.

  • Establish one-stop center behind the fence and kiosks with support services at all probation offices.

  • Identify new funding sources for education and coordinate funding opportunities to include fee-based vocational work projects (similar to PRIDE)

  • Allow local decisions regarding new or additional education program funding.


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