The ultimate purpose of Edovo is to reduce recidivism and unlock the human potential behind bars by enabling daily access to education and vocational programming tailored to inmates’ needs and interests. Investment in inmate education leads to reduced recidivism and lowers taxpayer liability, however programming in correctional facilities is extremely limited, politically challenging, and doesn’t meet inmate demand. Unfortunately, jails and prisons report that they can seldom meet the demand for educational programming: a recent study shows that for every inmate that qualifies for a class, one is on a waiting list. In-person classroom education is often inefficient, because of the wide-variety of learning levels in each cohort. Edovo allows the inmate to work at their own level and pace, and they can pick what motivates them to achieve their learning goals. Our tablet-based platform enables personalized, self-driven learning and exploration in k-12/GED and college education, voca...
The ultimate purpose of Edovo is to reduce recidivism and unlock the human potential behind bars by enabling daily access to education and vocational programming tailored to inmates’ needs and interests. Investment in inmate education leads to reduced recidivism and lowers taxpayer liability, however programming in correctional facilities is extremely limited, politically challenging, and doesn’t meet inmate demand. Unfortunately, jails and prisons report that they can seldom meet the demand for educational programming: a recent study shows that for every inmate that qualifies for a class, one is on a waiting list. In-person classroom education is often inefficient, because of the wide-variety of learning levels in each cohort. Edovo allows the inmate to work at their own level and pace, and they can pick what motivates them to achieve their learning goals. Our tablet-based platform enables personalized, self-driven learning and exploration in k-12/GED and college education, vocational training, employment opportunities, and community resources. EdovoGo enables former inmates to continue their progress by providing access to these resources after they leave through any connected device. JES also recognizes an important place for incentives and uses entertainment as a motivator and behavior management tool. Entertainment content can be earned or unlocked based on the inmates’ engagement with the education and treatment material described above. Our ultimate business objective is to reach each of the 12 million inmates that cycle through prisons and jails each year and improve the communities into which they are released.
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