Innovative Implementation of Educational Technology in Juvenile Justice Settings

Innovative Implementation of Educational Technology in Juvenile Justice Settings

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The ever-changing education and job landscapes call for the corrections field to take more innovative approaches to preparing involved youth and young adults for life. Correctional education has been shown to be a key component in reducing recidivism rates and related costs over time (Rand, 2014). Some correctional education professionals are finding that educational technology can be an increasingly effective tool in improving academic outcomes, career and technical readiness and successful transitions for juvenile justice-involved youth. This webinar provided overviews of:

  • Current Educational Technology Policy and Practice Contexts
  • Educational Technology Implementation Strategies to Address Prevalent Safety Concerns and Policy Obstacles
  • Effectiveness and Cost Benefits of Correctional Education and Educational Technology
  • Innovative Approaches to Utilizing Educational Technology in Kentucky and Oregon.

Presenters:

  • Frank MartinDirector, U.S. Justice, World Possible Justice
  • Sylvia Kuster – Manager, Program Support Services-Education Branch, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Wes Irvin – School Administrator, Adair Youth Development Center, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice  
  • Todd Davenport – Vocational Rehab Instructor II, Adair Youth Development Center, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice  
  • Angie Dean – Business Teacher, Adair Youth Development Center, Office of Career and Technology, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice  
  • Tracie Hightower – Education Services Coordinator, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Gary Westoby – State Coordinator, Performance-based Standards, Vesoy Support, Oregon Youth Authority

Webinar Materials:

Citation:

Davis, Lois M., Jennifer L. Steele, Robert Bozick, Malcolm V. Williams, Susan Turner, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Jessica Saunders, and Paul S. Steinberg, How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2014. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR564.html. Also available in print form

Event Date

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:00PM EDT