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Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,100,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute (IUP) will use funds to support the Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program which is designed for the electronic collection, analysis, and dissemination of correctional education data. IUP will work with participating state-level correctional departments. Analysis of the data will identify the critically important characteristics related to the administration of correctional education programs. These characteristics will be used to establish new correctional education programs or revise existing programs so that identifiable best practices will become more uniformly available.


Date Created: September 20, 2009