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Reentry Education Toolkit, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)

RTI International, funded by OCTAE through an initiative called Promoting Reentry Success Through the Continuity of Education Opportunities (PRSCEO), developed a Reentry Education Framework and corresponding Reentry Education Tool Kit. RTI International explains that the Framework presents “an approach for reentry education providers to develop an education continuum that strengthens their services and bridges the gap between facility- and community-based programs.” The Framework “is based on the Reentry Education Model and lessons learned from the PRSCEO demonstration sites,” and illustrates “the five critical components of an effective reentry system: program infrastructure, strategic partnerships, education services, transition processes, and sustainability.”

The corresponding Toolkit supports education providers in implementing Framework by providing guidelines, resources, and tools specific to each of the Framework’s five components. The Toolkit can be used to tailor each component “to the specific context and needs of the education provider, its partners, and the target population.”