Over 1,000 formerly incarcerated students are enrolled in the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses, based on the Campaign for College Opportunity’s estimate. California public postsecondary educational systems can and must do more in order to ensure justice-impacted students can access degree programs and succeed on campus by implementing practices designed to address the unique challenges these students face.
Join us on March 29, 2023, to delve into the potential solutions as we discuss California’s Best Practices For Formerly Incarcerated Students Thriving on Campus. During the event, directly impacted leaders will explore how educational institutions can best support students in order to ensure their success.
In addition to sharing their experiences, panelists will dive into the following Best Practices:
Dr. James Binnall
Executive Director, Project Rebound, CSU Long Beach
Director, Underground Scholars, UC Irvine
Program Coordinator, UC Irvine, Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees (LIFTED)
Joe Louis Hernandez
Director, Rising Scholars, Mt. San Antonio College
Kenia Miranda Verdugo
Program Manager, Smart Justice, Michelson 20MM
California’s Best Practices: Pathways From Prison to College, created by The Smart Justice Think Tank, provides a set of detailed strategies that stakeholders can implement to support students across three key phases of the carceral system-impacted student experience.