US Justice

Field Work and Partners in Juvenile and Adult Facilities

Frank Martin / US Justice Director

Frank Martin is the lead Justice Education Consultant for World Possible. Frank is an early advocate to bring open education resources and creative commons licensed technologies to correctional facilities during his work with the Oregon Youth Authority. There are several state and local jurisdictions using RACHEL content and technology to help promote education, re-entry skills and vocational programing in facilities and community programs. It has been a positive development for students and staff.

Partner Organizations Reducing Recidivism

FairShake

FairShake

Fair Shake is dedicated to reducing the recidivism rate through personal and community focused ownership and engagement opportunities for inmates and former felons in connection with families, employers, property managers, and corrections.

Fair Shake offers a virtual transition center that can be accessed online or from World Possible Justice Content. Instructional tutorials are available, information for stakeholders: returning citizens to the community, families and friends, employers, property managers, communities and corrections. There is a Resource Directory, Reentry Packet, and an Ownership Manual. This is a resource that can be used by all.

Saylor

Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy courses and content can be adopted and used by teachers, faculty, institutions and organizations. Open Education Resources (OER) allows for the reusing of online courseware. Education staff can create courses from the digital content and also students can achieve a self-paced learning experience that is aligned like a college classroom.

Endless

Endless OS

Endless OS has developed a Linux operating system that is designed to be simple, powerful, and capable of providing education value whether you have an internet connection or not. The OS comes with apps pre-loaded, including software that does not require an Internet connection. Content includes games, reference materials with health, independent living skills, gardening, and other info, educational apps, and more.

Endless OS and World Possible share technology developments to help improve digital global education equity and access.

Correctional Education Assoc

Correctional Education Association

The mission of the Correctional Education Association is: To prepare correctional students for a successful reentry into society by equipping them with academic, career/technical, and personal/social skills.

Consortium for Open Resources in Special Circumstances

Consortium for Open Resources in Special Circumstances

Educators in prisons, detention centers and secure camps often face tremendous challenges in integrating technology into their classrooms. The Northwest Consortium for Open Resources in Special Circumstances serves the community by: Identifying open resources for use in education and social services, Connecting solution seekers with solution providers and Broadcasting widely successful implementations of technology in special circumstances.

CJCA

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is a national non-profit organization, formed in 1994 to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices so the youths within the systems succeed when they return to the community and to provide national leadership and leadership development for the individuals responsible for the systems.

EJP

Education Justice Project

The mission of the Education Justice Project is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole. RACHEL content and technology supports the cause for change.

CEEAS

Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) helps schools in juvenile justice facilities implement transformational, student-focused practices, designed to significantly improve the life chances of the students they serve.

Vera

Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice works with to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day — from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.

OTAN

OTAN

OTAN is the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators. They strive to lead California adult education in the integration of technology into the educational process, ultimately empowering learners to meet their academic, employment and civic goals. OTAN supports adult education programs that are initiating or expanding the use of instructional technology.

Articles

Topical Stories on Education and Hope in US Prisons

The Case for Correctional Education in US Prisons

RAND Review

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College

New York Times

Intel and World Possible Come to Tillamook

Oregon Youth Authority

College In Prison Works

Huffington Post

Preview RACHEL Justice

World Possible

RACHEL-Pi Content Tour

World Possible