Academic journal article Journal of Correctional Education

Note from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Correctional Education

Note from the Editors

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We hope that you find this issue of the Journal of Correctional Education as exciting and informative as we did in compiling it. The July 2005 issue is our annual special edition and the topic for this year is Reentry. This is one of the most interesting and promising issues that has surfaced in correctional education for many years. Reentry initiatives offer the opportunity for the various "units" of corrections such as custody, education, counseling services, religious services, probation and parole, etc. to weave together a program and support structure that will better serve the returning offender for a successful transition back into the community.

Every aspect of this issue is truly valuable in this regard, but we would like to make special note of two submissions. Dr. Reginald Wilkinson and Dr. Ed Rhine make a compelling case for reentry initiatives in their article and announce the establishment of the International Association of Reentry. This is a new organization dedicated to assisting organizations and individuals serving in reentry with professional development, research, best practices and other services which will advance the field. The connections between reentry and correctional education are both obvious and essential. We look forward to working closely with the IAR in the future.

Also of note is the publication of the first "Best Practices" lesson plan in this issue from the Journal of Correctional Education website. …

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