Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education at College of San Mateo - Overview
Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education


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Katie Bliss

Project Director, Project Change
A statewide conference to increase post-secondary education opportunities in California for young people impacted by the juvenile justice system.

Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education
Friday, January 26, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Magnolia Room
1230 J Street
SacramentoCA 95814

Thank you for joining this important gathering of educators, juvenile justice professionals, and community based organizations from around the state. This is the first statewide conference organized to specifically discuss how to bring a college curriculum to incarcerated youth, prepare them for college-level work, mentor them through the college admissions process, and set them on a path for college graduation.

Our goal for this conference is to support the implementation of higher education programs in every county throughout the state by sharing knowledge and experience about effective practices and by addressing barriers to program success and sustainability.

We will begin the day with a panel of college students who have had involvement with the juvenile justice system to hear what they think works to help students like them succeed.

Then we will hear from agency leaders who have created and implemented strong higher education pathways for young people in the juvenile justice system.

We know that partnerships across agencies are vital to create successful programs. Therefore, conference panelists and presenters will represent a range of organizations, including community colleges, universities, probation departments, county offices of education, advocacy groups, and community-based nonprofits. They will share with you practical information about how to implement effective practices, overcome institutional obstacles, and build strong cross-agency partnerships.

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to network, engage with, and learn from colleagues representing a wide range of organizations dedicated to this work.

We look forward to having you join us for this groundbreaking event to support youth with juvenile justice system involvement to achieve their highest education goals.

In community,

Your conference co-organizers,

Lucy Salcido Carter
Policy Advocate, Youth Law Center

Katie Bliss
Program Founder, Project Change
Associate Professor, College of San Mateo