Members of the Correctional Workforce have long agreed that educational programs have a significant impact on recidivism rates. However, educational rehabilitation is concentrated at the State Prison level. Local jails must rely on local funding to provide rehabilitation and educational resources to their inmates, and most rural areas cannot afford to fund resources of this type.
The Cherokee Regional Library believes that this is too late into the lives of these inmates. Educational resources are needed at the local jail level, when incarceration periods are short and there is a higher chance for these individuals to remake their lives, and prevent a lifetime of incarceration and separation from families.
Join Assistant Director Chelsea Kovalevskiy as she describes the Next Chapter Program—a partnership between the Dade County branch of the Cherokee Regional Library and the Dade County Jail. This digital literacy and life skills program uses the Niche Academy platform to track inmate participation and completion data. Learn how your library can utilize this program, or create your own, to make a life-changing impact to one of the most vulnerable populations within your community.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-28-19-0238.
If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.
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