Reentry Initiatives for the Justice Involved: Integrating Correctional and Workforce Strategies

APA Wisconsin Chapter

#9170106

Friday, February 8, 2019
9:55 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. CST

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Overview

For people released from jail or prison, finding meaningful employment can seem insurmountable. For employers, finding and retaining quality employees can be a constant challenge. Despite these challenges, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is working closely with its partners to provide incarcerated individuals with the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their chances for employment after release. Integrating strategies from the reentry and workforce development fields can lead to a decrease in unemployment, reduced turnover, and individuals with a criminal record meaningfully participating in the workforce. This session highlights a few of the creative initiatives and strategies in place to train and prepare these men and women for their eventual return to the community – and the workplace. Additionally, this session will give an overview of reentry efforts and initiatives from the Department of Corrections to assist in the successful transition from incarceration to the community.

Speakers

Anna Neal

Reentry Employment Coordinator - Wisconsin Department of corrections In her current role, Anna is responsible for the statewide administration and management of the Windows to Work Program, as well as assisting in local and statewide initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism, and increasing educational and employment opportunities to individuals returning to the ... Read More

Contact Info

Kathy Davies, kdavies@wepa.org