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College in Jail Toolkit: How to Build a Successful Partnership Between a Sheriff’s Department and a Community College

This toolkit will assist California’s community colleges and Sheriff’s Departments as they build partnerships to provide college education inside county jails.

Toolkit for Colleges and Universities Seeking to Foster Success for Formerly Incarcerated Students

The toolkit is based on input from students, faculty, administrators and staff on campuses throughout the state, and has three sections:
Essential Program Elements and Services details how a campus can fully implement a program to support formerly incarcerated students.
Informal Strategies identifies a number of specific no- and low-cost steps that can be taken to support formerly incarcerated students while the campus is building a fully implemented program.
Student Perspective synthesizes the input of many formerly incarcerated students and graduates about what they want and what advice they would give to upcoming students.

Project Change’s Three Phase Model

Project Change provides college services inside juvenile youth facilities and runs a bridge program at College of San Mateo that provides students a clear pathway and support network for success. Check out their three phase model.

Underground Scholars Initiative Bylaws

If you’re thinking about starting a student group, or looking to update your current group’s bylaws, check out this document created by the Underground Scholars Initiative. Their bylaws are divided into articles and clearly layout the roles, mission, and structure of the organization.