California’s Best Practices for Students Transitioning From Prison to Campus

Presented by the Smart Justice Think Tank


Incarcerated students are faced with what seem to be endless barriers as they seek to continue their education on-campus post-reentry. Although research shows that the odds of re-entering prison are 48 percent lower for those who take part in post-secondary education programs, ample opportunities still exist to expand educational opportunities and ensure justice-impacted scholars have the tools needed to succeed on-campus.

It’s one thing to obtain or work towards a degree while in prison where the resources go directly inside, but what happens upon release? How do these students stay connected to their respective educational institutions? The webinar delved into these questions and more as we discussed California’s Best Practices for Students Transitioning From Prison to Campus. During the event, directly impacted leaders will explore how educational and carceral institutions can work together to ensure student success.

Student, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Advisory Committee Member, Rising Scholars Network, Cypress College

McNair Scholar, Project Rebound, California State University, Fullerton

Director, University of California, Irvine, Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees (LIFTED)

California’s Best Practices: Pathways From Prison, created by The Smart Justice Think Tank, provides a set of detailed strategies that stakeholders can implement to support students across three key phases of the carceral system-impacted student experience.

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Jan 19, 2023 | 20 Million Minds, Media