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Faratro, Tommasina – Institute for Justice and Opportunity, 2020
This report details the scope of [City University of New York's] CUNY's policies and programs for students impacted by the criminal legal system and explores opportunities for CUNY to better support those students. As an engine for upward social mobility, CUNY is well positioned to promote the educational and professional advancement of students…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Court Litigation, College Students, Higher Education
Institute for Justice and Opportunity, 2020
The New York State License Guides explain the process for obtaining licenses in 25, high-demand occupations and professions for people who have conviction records. These guides aim to dispel the myths and misinformation that may discourage people with convictions from pursuing employment and career pathways that are actually available to them.…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Crime, Criminals, Employment
John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity, 2021
New York has been a leader in education in prison since the 1800s. At its peak in the 1990s, when incarcerated people were eligible for federal Pell and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants, New York had 70 higher education programs operating in state prisons. In the mid-1990s, when legislators revoked Pell and TAP for…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Correctional Education
John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity, 2020
The New York State Back to School Guide is written for people who wish to pursue a college education in New York State after their release from incarceration. Its core purpose is to help readers develop a thoughtful and practical academic reentry plan to advance personal and professional goals. Additionally, this resource will be useful to…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Reentry Students, Adult Students
John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity, 2020
This resource guide is intended for people seeking assistance pursuing college in the community after incarceration. It identifies resources in New York City, as well as the four upstate metropolitan areas to which most people return: Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. This resource also identifies the Re-entry Task Forces in the twenty…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Access to Education, Higher Education, Counseling Services