Research shows that desistance, or the process by which people learn to be law-abiding citizens, is supported by three main factors: social bonds, educational attainment, and employment.

The Florida Prison Education Project draws upon the unique strengths and assets of UCF to offer impactful programs in mixed modalities that focus on building social relationships, matriculating students, and preparing them for employment in the 21st-century global economy.

This graph breaks down the Florida Prison Education Project's curriculum. Florida Prison Education Project is at the top, underneath it's broken down into Service (Continuing Education, Transition Services, Books Behind Bars), Research (Recidivisim, Rehabilitiation, Cost Analysis), Academics (Literary Arts Partnership, Service Learning, Inside Out Program), Policy (Center for Law and Policy, Awareness, Advocacy)