Locked Out: Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth
To understand the extent to which states provide incarcerated youth with access to educational and vocational services; track and use student outcome data, and support school reenrollment for these youth, the CSG Justice Center and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators surveyed juvenile correctional agencies in all 50 states. This issue brief highlights the key findings of the survey and provides state and local policymakers with policy and practice recommendations to improve college and career readiness for incarcerated youth. Examples are provided in the brief of how select states have translated these recommendations into policy and practice.
Michigan is one of 17 states that not only offers advanced education opportunities behind bars, but also ensures that the programs offered inside correctional facilities translate to the skills employers need outside of them.Read More
Former inmates need jobs and employers are looking for workers. So where's the disconnect?Read More
A new 50-state report reveals how state policies fail to support—and often restrict—incarcerated people from accessing continued education.Read More
Dr. Sadique Isahaku has dedicated much of his career to improving education in correctional facilities in Wisconsin.Read More