ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of Wisconsin ReEntry Programs
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Reentry promotes offender success from admission through discharge through the application of evidence based practices.The Department’s Reentry philosophy is governed by the Reentry Business Plan and calls for the engagement of offenders as early as possible through risk assessment and case planning in the COMPAS system, treatment, and motivation for change.
After Prison Roadblocks to Re-entry
The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.
EATA Reentry Program
The Re-Entry Program is a partnership between Madison-Area Urban Ministry (MUM), Dane County Human Services and the Employment and Training Association (EATA) which provides FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) services to ex-offenders.
Justice Works Ltd. TEAM Reentry Program
TEAM (Teamwork for Employment Access through Mentoring) offers a range of reentry services to offenders in Portage County, WI in an effort to reduce the high rate of local recidivism. Its primary service is to provide offenders with individualized, relationship-based support in the form of one-on-one mentoring.
National Hire Network
Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change.
Parsons House provides community re-entry services to Federal Bureau of Prison inmates who are within six months of their sentence completion.
Residential Reentry Services
The Residential Re-entry Services Division consists of two halfway houses and one rooming house. The goal of the halfway houses is to assist in the successful community reintegration of men coming out of incarceration.