Improve Student Access
Ensure Student Success
Policy Recommendation 1: Enable federal student loans to be granted to juveniles and adults who are incarcerated.
Federal Student Aid Eligibility for Students Confined in Adult Correctional or Juvenile Justice Facility (U.S. Department of Education 2014)
Students with Criminal Convictions Have Limited Eligibility for Federal Student Aid (Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education)
Policy Recommendation 2: Allow federal Pell grants to be used by individuals who are incarcerated in federal and state penal institutions.
Education as Crime Prevention: The Case for Reinstating Pell Grant Eligibility for the Incarcerated (Bard Prison Initiative 2015)
Making the Grade: Developing Quality Postsecondary Education Programs in Prison (Vera Institute 2016)
Policy Recommendation 3: Permit federal financial aid to be granted to individuals who are convicted for drug crimes while receiving federal student aid.
FAFSA Facts (Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Education)
Policy Recommendation 1: Expand societal re-entry programs that reduce recidivism and encourage justice-involved youth to seek education and workforce skills.
Roadmap to Reentry (U.S. Department of Justice)
Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Council on State Governments 2014)
Back on Track (Sentencing Project 2009)
Policy Recommendation 2: Support a federal demonstration grant program to support postsecondary success for justice-involved youth.
Back on Track, Jobs for the Future
College and Community Fellowship
Our Piece of the Pie
Prison Entrepreneurship Program
The College Initiative
Policy Recommendation 3: Encourage opportunities for literacy and vocational education to prepare individuals who are incarcerated for life post-release.
Locked Out. Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth (Council of State Government Justice System)
The Pendulum Swings Back: Support for Postsecondary Education in Prison (RAND 2016)
Recommendations to Improve Correctional and Reentry Education for Young People (Juvenile Law Center 2012) (Juvenile Law Center 2012)
Protecting the Civil Rights of Students in the Juvenile Justice System (Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education)