Excellent efforts being made correctional education supporters both here and in US...
ACEA Schedule for Remainder of the Year
August: ACEA will film an interview with the WA Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS). The interview will be placed on the ACEA website and on its YouTube site. The You Tube site will initially have Jan-Erik Sandile, Deputy Director of Norwegian Corrective Services, the OICS interview, and an interview with Beth Drake.
September: ACEA has two Forums organized for September, one in Perth on September 7th co-hosted with Edith Cowan University, and one in Melbourne on September 11th with Deakin University.
Keynote speaker for each Forum will be Elizabeth Drake from the USA. Beth will present a cost-benefit analysis on Adult Correctional Programming. She will make prison visits, attend a prisoner art exhibition, meet Department of Justice administrators and film the ACEA interview.
On September 10th in Melbourne, ACEA will convene an Executive Committee meeting to discuss the 2019 ACEA conference, and issues such as potential changes to prisoner assessments and closer working partnerships with other organisations and with the Juvenile Justice sector.
The Melbourne Forum on September 11 will have the presentation by Beth Drake, and one on the Future Beyond the Wall research project presented by Lesley Hardcastle.
The 2018 ACEA Teacher of the Year will also be announced at the Forum, and the winner will be presented a plaque and certificate.
September 12-14 is the Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) conference and ACEA will meet with ACAL administrators to discuss the feasibilities of forging a closer working partnership.
October: In Perth, ACEA will support professional development training in correctional education for prison educators. This is a progressive program being provided to prison educational staff in WA.
November: Richard Ross, an award-winning photojournalist from the USA, will visit juvenile and young adult facilities while in Australia. Richard’s most recent work, the — In Justice series, turns a lens on the placement and treatment of young offenders.