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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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effective elements
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
effective elements3
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
ineffective elements
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
ineffective elements5
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
innovative ideas
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
innovative ideas8
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
innovative ideas9
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.
recommendations
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.
recommendations11
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.
recommendations12
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.
recommendations13
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.