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Information session for PIPELINE'S EDUCATION IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM this Wednesday at 5:30 in MGH 224

Submitted by Caterina Rost on May 18, 2016 - 11:03am

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society's most under-served populations.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, May 18, MGH 224 from 5:30 – 6:30.  In addition to providing detailed information about the seminar, students will be able to receive an add code as well as completing the paperwork required for volunteering at the King County Correctional Facility.  Please RSVP at

Education In The Criminal Justice System – Inner Pipeline Seminar

SLN: 14015

The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student's first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you "engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just wants the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before." (Quote from current tutor) 

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail).

Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.

Facilitator: Liz

  • Date/Time: Meets Thursdays 4-5:20 
  • Location: TBD 
  • Mandatory Tutor Training
  • Mandatory Safety & Security Orientation
  • Tutoring hours are available M-Th, 11a-8p.
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