• Report

Community-based correctional education


Tolbert, M. (2011). Community-based correctional education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Office of Correctional Education.


Community-based correctional education'education services for individuals serving all or part of a criminal sentence under parole or probation'is attracting attention as a cost-effective way to address rising correctional costs and inmate populations. Based on information from 15 programs in 10 states, ranging from charter schools to technical colleges and adult education programs, this report describes characteristics of community-based correctional education programs, their services, challenges they face, and implications for state and federal policy