Family Literacy Software | Prison Transition Learning Education Program Launched

The company’s newly launched family learning software platform enables prison systems to tailor their literacy and education programs to the real-world needs of both juvenile and adult inmates.

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The Family Learning Company, which was founded by Jon Bower and Peter Dublin, Ed.D., now provides the tools necessary to increase prison literacy rates and reduce recidivism. With more than half of adult inmates in America’s prisons not being able to read above a fourth-grade level, this platform can help correctional facilities to focus on the development of core reading skills before working up to HSE-level materials.

Regardless of whether they are ready to find work, more than 95 percent of the one and a half million individuals in American prisons will be released at some point. However, the majority of offenders have a poor level of education – between 35 and 40 percent of state jail inmates lack a high school diploma. This has a direct impact on offenders’ capacity to find meaningful work. One study showed that participation in prison education, including both academic and vocational programming, was associated with an over 40 percent reduction in recidivism.

The Family Learning Company’s software platform provides thousands of learning activities to share and master. The open and collaborative model works for inmates as well as for families, allowing prisoners to collaborate in discussion and assignment groups.

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Furthermore, it allows prison authorities and group supervisors to see a report summarizing how the students are progressing. These organizational reviews track both usage and mastery.

The software developed by The Family Learning Company is available to use anytime, anywhere, and provides tutorial videos and thousands of learning activities to share and master.

John Bower and Peter Dublin, both language learning and curriculum development specialists, have worked together on and off since 2005. Mr. Bower, the CEO, was formerly the CEO of Lexia Learning Systems and holds an MBA from Stanford. Dr. Dublin has been developing educational software for over thirty-five years and has authored more than twenty textbooks and hundreds of software titles, including fifteen apps in the Apple App Store.

“Literacy is directly correlated to a person’s freedom – to find a job, to learn new ideas, and to secure a place in society,” said a company spokesperson. “What we have developed can empower inmates to communicate better and take greater control over their lives.”

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The Family Learning Company

24 Chilton Street

United States

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