About Us

Since 1930, CEA has provided leadership, direction, and services to correctional educators and institutional correctional education programs around the world. CEA has also been the only professional advocacy group for juvenile justice and adult correctional education to the private sector, political organizations, and social agencies in the United States.

Our Goals

  • To sustain CEA as the leading professional education organization for those working with justice-involved individuals.
  • To increase public awareness of correctional education as an integral part of reentry.
  • To provide professional information and networking opportunities.
  • To establish benchmarks and standards to use to identify quality programming through an accreditation process.

Our Vision

To be the recognized leader in corrections education both in the U.S. and internationally. The community we support actively shares information, best practices, experience, and mutual strength.

Our Mission

To empower our members to provide transformational learning opportunities.

Our Philosophy

Education is the key to effective rehabilitation. Detained and adjudicated juvenile and adult students need to learn to reassess their values, goals, and priorities in life in way that differs from their time prior to incarceration. Acquiring personal, social, and technical skills are necessary for a successful and permanent reentry into society as productive citizens, parents, and coworkers.


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