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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Indiana learning and family center. Requires the department of correction to establish an Indiana learning and family center. Provides that the center's purpose is to offer family and educational services to criminal offenders and their families and the community in an effort to curtail criminal behavior that is perpetuated by poor education and lack of services and resources. Requires the center to establish numerous programs, including: (1) a community based literacy program; (2) a workplace skills enhancement program; (3) a summer enrichment program; and (4) a youth opportunity task force program. Provides that the center is comprised of both a learning center and a family center. Requires the learning center instructors and the family center advocates to cooperate to assist clients in accessing services most appropriate to their needs and goals. Requires the learning center to offer classes in the following areas: (1) Literacy. (2) Adult basic education. (3) General educational development. Requires the center to collect certain data relating to the center's performance.