Correction Education Association is the leading professional organization for those working with Juvenile Justice involved youth in Alternative, Neglected and Delinquent, and Institutional Education programs. CEA strives to increase the effectiveness, expertise, and skills of its members while offering leadership, timely and practical professional information, networking opportunities among top professionals in the field, benchmarks and standards to identify quality programming through an accreditation process, and outreach to ensure both public collaboration and awareness of Juvenile Justice correctional education.
Educating Juvenile Justice youth improves the quality of life for the individual and benefits society by yielding a more productive citizen. In 1988 the first Standards for Adult and Juvenile Correctional Education Programs were published by CEA. There were 31 Standards. In 2004, Juvenile Correctional Education Specific Standards were published. The Juvenile Standards Performance Standards were revised in 2010 and 2018 with over 60 Standards. Juvenile facilities who wish to explore CEA Accreditation can find more information under Standards Commission on the Correctional Education Association website. CEA Accreditation is recognized by ACA as meeting ACA Education requirements.