Virginia DOC Earns STAR Award for Prison College Credit Program

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) received the State Transformation in Action (STAR) Award for its educational program that allows detainees in Virginia’s prisons to be eligible for college credit after taking any of the five career and technical education (CTE) courses recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). The Council of State Governments’ Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) presented the award during its annual meeting in Kentucky on July 13.

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