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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

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Contains materials pertaining to education, primarily in the New York context. This folder offers resources for parents or students facing Superintendant's Suspensions or trying to obtain independent student status in New York City public schools.

Other resources address higher education, particularly programs that offer classes for people in prison, and continuing education after release.

In terms of higher education, post-release, it is important to note that if a person is convicted of any offense involving the possession or sale of drugs (felony or misdemeanor) while receiving any federal grant loan, or work assistance, that person's financial aid eligibility can be suspended for one to two years. If the suspension applies, however, there are ways-like entering a treatment program-to lift the restrictions.

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  • Systemic Barriers to Higher Education: How Colleges Respond to Applicants with Criminal Records in Maryland

  • Staff Guide to Superintendant's Suspensions (NYC Department of Education)

  • Back to School: A Guide to Continuing Your Education after Prison (Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

  • Independent Student Status and Dependency Overrides (The Door Training Materials)

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