Goals of the Correctional Education Association

To be the leading professional organization for educators in criminal and/or juvenile justice setting.

To attain 10% membership of all criminal and juvenile justice educators in other countries.

To be a strong force in improving public perception/image of and in increasing a positive public awareness of correctional education as an integral and essential part of correctional management.

To be the primary source of professional support and professional information, and to be the primary facilitator of networking for educators in criminal and/or juvenile justice settings.

To improve the organizational efficiency and sustainability.

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Correctional Education Association Mission Statement

The mission of the Correctional Education Association is:
To prepare correctional students for a successful reentry into society by equipping them with academic, career/technical, and personal/social skills.
To support correctional educators providing quality educational programs with opportunities for leadership, networking, publication, professional development, and personal growth.
To increase community awareness and legislative support for correctional education through public relations and legislative advocacy.

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