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Allen Overstreet Bureau of Re-Entry Programs & Education Correctional Education. Overview of Services. Correctional Education Impact on Recidivism . Releasees who had a GED recidivated 7.9% less than inmates overall.

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allen overstreet bureau of re entry programs education correctional education

Allen OverstreetBureau of Re-Entry Programs & EducationCorrectional Education

Overview of Services

correctional education impact on recidivism
Correctional EducationImpact on Recidivism
  • Releasees who had a GED recidivated 7.9% less than inmates overall.
  • Releasees who had a Vocational Certificate recidivated 14% less than inmates overall.
  • Releasees who had a GED and a Vocational Certificate recidivated 18.3% less than inmates overall.
correctional education return on investment for crime victims tax payers
Correctional EducationReturn on Investment for Crime Victims & Tax Payers
  • 4 national studies on recidivism indicate that crime victims and tax payers realize a $12.09 return on investment for every dollar expended on adult and post-secondary education.
  • 17 national studies on recidivism indicate that crime victims and tax payers realize a $12.62 return on investment for every dollar expended on vocational education.
correctional education
Correctional Education
  • 381 permanent, 10 temporary & 19 contract positions
  • Total budget for FY 2010-11: $23,970,843
  • Federal Grants: $6,840,800
    • ABE, Title I, Title II, IDEA, Perkins & Specter
    • 84% of grant funds are expended on staff
    • 88 education positions are federal grant funded
  • All institutional education administrators and teachers are certified
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Correctional Education
  • Inmates are administered the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) during reception
  • Inmates under 22 years of age are screened for special education history during reception
  • Inmates are assessed for vocational training needs during reception
  • The median educational level achieved by Inmates administered TABEs was Grade 6.9
adult education populations with priority needs
Adult EducationPopulations With Priority Needs
  • Adults within 3 years of release and do not have GEDs
  • Youthful offenders who do not have GEDs
  • Exceptional Students who do not have HSDs
  • Inmates scoring below 6th grade on the TABE
adult education
Adult Education
  • Adult & Special Education Programs
    • Operating in 21 correctional facilities
    • Provide special education services in accordance with IEPs
  • Inmate Teaching Assistant (ITA) Programs
    • Operating in 26 correctional facilities
    • ITAs must complete a training program
  • Quarterly TABE, PreGED (OPT) & GED testing
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Adult Education
  • Close Management Programs
    • Programs operating at 5 correctional facilities
    • Cell-front and/or small group instruction
    • Students visited by academic teacher biweekly
  • Local Education Agency-Operated Programs
    • Programs operated by school districts or state colleges
    • Programs operating at 10 correctional facilities
  • No State-funded Post-Secondary Programs
vocational education populations with priority needs
Vocational EducationPopulations With Priority Needs
  • Adults within 3 years of release who lack occupational skills and/or a work history
  • Youthful offenders and Exceptional Students
vocational education
Vocational Education
  • Department-Operated Programs
    • 84 programs covering 33 occupational trades
    • Operating in 36 institutions
    • Courses taught by certified Vocational Teachers
    • Programs utilize Florida Department of Education approved curriculum frameworks
  • Basic literacy skills proficiency required for most students
vocational education specter grant program
Vocational EducationSpecter Grant Program
  • Federal grant funded program
  • Courses must be conducted by accredited post-secondary institutions
  • Participants must be under 36 years and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Courses conducted at 9 correctional facilities in 5 occupational trades
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Correctional Education
  • 70.6% of the FY2009-10 releasees recommended to participate in Adult Education did not get enrolled.
  • 78.9% of the FY2009-10 releasees recommended to participate in Vocational Education did not get enrolled.
correctional education ongoing future initiatives
Correctional EducationOngoing & Future Initiatives
  • Utilize CINAS / AIRS to determine inmate needs for programming and access
  • Establish Adult Education Programs in all correctional institutions
  • Expand ESOL Programs
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Correctional EducationOngoing & Future Initiatives
  • Explore use of 1/4-time assignments in Adult Education
  • Increase the number of volunteer literacy programs at work camps, road prisons, etc.
  • Establish GED-level programming at Work Release Centers
correctional education ongoing future initiatives2
Correctional EducationOngoing & Future Initiatives
  • Expand the Ready To Work initiative
  • Work with partner institutions to expand special education services
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the department’s vocational education program