Vocational Training

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To understand the extent to which states provide incarcerated youth with access to educational and

The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed by President Ob

This brief from the National Skills Coalition

Open Campus, a nonprofit newsroom focused on higher education, produces College Inside, a newsletter focused on the future of postsecondary education in prison. We publish a biweekly email and a monthly print PDF edition for inside distribution.

Transcript from the DOJ OJP's Justice Matters podcast from Second Chance Month April 2022. BJA Director of Criminal Justice Innovation, Development, and Engagement meets with Chris Poulos - lawyer, professor, former White House intern, Director of Person-Centered Services for the Washington State DOC, and formerly incarcerated person/person with lived experience. The two discuss Chris' position within the WA DOC, challenges he's come across in WA reentry and challenges in reentry in general, successes in WA reentry and how to measure progress, how his lived experience impacts his work.

BJA solicitation award announcement for BJA FY 10 Congressionally Selected to Academic and Workforce Development Programs at the Montana Women's Prison, Billings, Montana. From award announcement: Montana State University Billings (MSUB) will expand both academic and short-term vocational workforce training programs for women incarcerated at the Montana Women's Prison (MWP) and upon their transfer to the pre-release correctional facility (Passages) located in Billings.

BJA solicitation award announcement for BJA FY 10 Congressionally Selected to Academic and Workforce Development Programs at the Montana Women's Prison, Billings, Montana. From award announcement: Montana State University Billings (MSUB) will expand both academic and short-term vocational workforce training programs for women incarcerated at the Montana Women's Prison (MWP) and upon their transfer to the pre-release correctional facility (Passages) located in Billings.

This report illustrates various strategies for building relationships between community colleges and prisons.

This report summarizes five case studies of state departments of corrections, and their partners, that have created robust job training programs that provide incarcerated people opportunities to earn industry-relevant credentials and prepare for in-demand careers after release.