Windows to Work Reentry Services with the Department of Corrections (DOC)
Employ Milwaukee assists participants with their employment, housing, medical and psychological needs through Windows to Work, a Wisconsin Department of Corrections-funded program. Instruction in financial literacy, workplace competencies, conflict resolution and problem solving are provided through case managers who plan for successful reintegration with participants. Assessments and supports begin six months prior to prison release, with twelve months of follow up and supportive services after reintegration into the community. In addition, Windows to Work provides all program aspects of the post-release portion to a selected amount of transferring participants for those returning back to Milwaukee County in coordination with various workforce board areas across the state.
Reentry Employment Services at the Community Reintegration Center (CRC)
Employ Milwaukee provides pre- and post-release services to individuals who will be released within 180 days from the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center (CRC). This program provides career planning, job readiness and skills trainings, all centered around Labor Market Information, assessments of the individual, and an employment action plan. Referrals to American Job Centers are provided to participants, so that they may access WIOA programming to guide them through their transition immediately upon release.
Reentry Employment Services at the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center
Within the American Job Center at the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center, Employ Milwaukee provides pre-release employment services to individuals who will be released within 90-180 days from the center.
If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact Wylbur Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org