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Findings and Recommendations from the Milwaukee County, WI, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

Screenshot 2016-06-21 12.53.40In early 2015, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance as one of only two sites in the country to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Milwaukee County from prison. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Employ Milwaukee (formerly the Milwaukee Area Workforce Development Board) are leading the effort, and this site was chosen due to these agencies’ committed leadership and mature infrastructure, as well as the strong presence of workforce agencies in Milwaukee County. This summary presents the CSG Justice Center’s findings and recommendations from the first year of the project, which is supported through a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Milwaukee IRES PresentationThis PowerPoint presentation, presented to Milwaukee County’s Executive Steering Committee, highlights the findings and recommendations from the first year of the site’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Pilot Project.