The Correctional Education Association Conference, 2011-The State of Correctional Education in America-DC Public Safety Radio

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The program interviews five experts from the Correctional Education Conference in Charleston, WV in July of 2011. The interviews are approximately five minutes in length.

The research is clear; correctional education and vocational programs work to reduce criminality upon release (referred to as recidivism) and saves states millions of dollars in future correctional costs.

However, some states are either cutting educational programs due to severe budget constraints and some are increasing educational capacities in hopes of reducing recidivism and future correctional costs.

Five people were interviewed and all approached correction education from different perspectives:

Susan Lockwood is a state director of juvenile education and discusses computer based learning and testing;

William Byers is Superintendent of the Arkansas correctional education system and addresses reductions in recidivism;

Denise Justice is a state correctional school system superintendent and speaks to public perceptions of educational efforts;

Steve Steurer is the Executive Director of the Correctional Education Association and attempts to put state and national efforts in perspective;

Cindy Borden represents a company under contract to the Correction Education Association and addresses a four year study of post-secondary education (college) programs comparing prisons with and without college programs with encouraging results for prison releases enrolled in college and employed.

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The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/ . Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council.

The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/ . Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council.

“DC Public Safety” is offering statements of support in radio and television programs for  the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) ”Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” throughout the spring and summer. The week is celebrated from July 17 to July 23. The website for the American Probation and Parole Association is http://www.appa-net.org .

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

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The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do not necessarily represent the policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.

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Correctional and Vocational Education: Does it Work?–DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to DC Public Safety – Radio and Television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/correctional-and-vocational-education-does-it-work-dc-public-safety-radio/

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes.

The program interviews Steve Steurer, Ph.D., Executive Director, Correctional Education Association and William Sondervan, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director of Public Safety Outreach, University of Maryland-University College (UMUC).

The topic is correctional and vocational education in prison and its continuance upon release while on community supervision.

The website for the Correctional Education Association iswww.ceanational.org. The website for UMUC iswww.umuc.edu.

The website for the American Probation and Parole Association is http://www.appa-net.org . We will be offering statements of support for APPA’s “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” throughout the spring and summer. The week is celebrated from July 17 to July 23.

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is www.csosa.gov.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do  not necessarily represent the  policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.u

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