CEA publishes scientific and historical research to build a body of specific best practices. As we study outcomes over time, our members continue to improve the service they provide to their students and institutions. Our research also demonstrates to policy makers, media, and the general public that education in these settings makes a positive difference in crime reduction and continues to benefit society.
- Evaluation of the Pathways from Prison to Post-Seconday Education
- The Impact of Prison Education Programs on Post Release Outcomes
- Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program
- Education Reduces Crime - a joint publication of the CEA and MTC
- Three State Recidivism Study
- New study Results on the Efficacy of Correctional Education
- Vocational education and training for adult prisoners & offenders in Australia
Other Correctional Education Articles, Books & Presentations
Statistical & Educational Websites
Juvenile Justice Websites:
- American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center
- American Correctional Association
- American Probation and Parole Association
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
- Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Children Now
- Council for Educators of At-Risk and Delinquent Youth
- Council for Juvenile Correctional Administrators
- ETR Associates (Education, Training & Research
- Education & Literacy Associations
- Grants & Funding Resources
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- Academic and Career Teaching Resources
- Guide to Accredited Online Colleges & Universities
- Prison Parenting Programs
- Prison to Work Project for the Maryland Department of Education
- Friends of Austin H. MacCormick Island Academy
CEA Peer Literacy Program
The realities of incarceration present special challenges to inmates who want to learn and teachers who want to teach them. In 2005 CEA and its partners with the Ohio Department of Corrections launched the Peer Literacy Initiative.
The Peer Literacy Initiative trains educators to work with inmate tutors, who help their fellow inmates become better readers. We use the latest research to develop standard practices which can be easily taught and put into use. The multiplier effect PLI gets from teaching tutors effectively has created powerful positive effects in many institutional settings, and serves as a model for institutional education.
Teachers who participate in PLI can also receive college credit through our partners at Ashland University.
Since inception in July 2007, the PLI has trained more than 5,000 inmate peer tutors in Ohio and Louisiana. CEA plans to replicate this successful training several other states.