Education lowers recidivism
Transforming Outcomes Project at Sacramento State (TOPSS) is a four-year degree completion program administered and delivered inside two California state prisons through a partnership of California State University, Sacramento and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
TOPSS provides a robust educational experience that advances student success and their futures. The program is grounded in the values of access, integrity, positive self-awareness, and humanitarianism. As McCorkel and DeFina explain, “higher education in prison enhances self-knowledge and empathy, bolsters social capital and collective efficacy, and facilitates the development of just and democratic communities both inside and outside prison walls.”
The demand for this program is growing and we aim to meet this need; however, our efforts are not supported by state funding. As we aim to double the number of faculty deployed to prisons, we need your support to get there.
Please make a donation in support of TOPSS this Give Sac State Day so we can work to improve our communities and the lives within. Thank you for your support!