Hi! I'm Julia, a first year masters student in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.
I am working on a project to redesign education of digital literacy for formerly incarcerated individuals. My team is narrowing down our scope right now, and we're seeking the insights of those who have worked with this population.If you have anything to share, please let me know! Any information will be valuable and help us work towards our goal. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to contact me directly.Thanks in advance! :)
Hi Julia!I'm a graduate of UMSI ('10) and did a project focused on the formerly incarcerated during my time there. I'm not sure if they're still around, but we worked the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative (MPRI) as our primary stakeholder. Other stakeholders included:The Department of Corrections (www.michigan.gov/corrections)Public Policy Associates (www.publicpolicy.com)Michigan Council on Crime & Delinquency (www.miccd.org/wp/)
If you haven't already, you may also want to reach out to the UM School of Social Work. I took a few courses there during my time as a UMSI student and found the students and professors to be valuable resources for our project.
Finally, another group worth considering is Community Voice Mail. I believe they used to be based in Seattle and may have rebranded into a new organization, but it might be worth looking at the overlap between the group they serve(d) and your population.Wishing you well with the project!All the best,Meico