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Goals & Objectives

The Institute for Prison Teaching and Outreach strives to fulfill a simple set of objectives:

  • To provide educational opportunities for prison inmates in the hopes that such programming will allow them, when released, to return to society as productive citizens who will not recidivate
  • To provide enrichment opportunities for TCNJ students, namely the unique experience of learning alongside inmates or providing teaching and tutoring to inmate populations
  • To provide TCNJ faculty, students, and affiliated instructors the opportunity to interact with inmates in an educational environment, tutoring and teaching material in their own disciplines
  • To provide faculty and students the opportunity to participate in meaningful class-based community engaged learning activities and assist individual academic programs to create ongoing CEL II courses