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About Us


Wichita Work Release Facility is a minimum custody State work release facility, Kansas Department of Corrections facility which manages convicted felons who have been screened for participation in a community based, residential work release program.

All of our Participants are considered incarcerated under extended limits of custody.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Work Release strives to provide inmates with an opportunity to gain and maintain full-time employment; save money to be used upon parole release; pay dependent support, if applicable; pay any restitution and court costs owed; and, in general, learn to manage their money and lives under the supervision of employers and facility staff.

Employers who hire work release participants are, by statute, acting as agents (inmate supervisors) of the Secretary of Corrections [KSA 75-5210(h)].  Therefore, we feel it is important for you to understand the basic work release philosophy and facility rules so that you may better assist the inmate in his/her community re-integration process.

“WWRF provides a variety of Resources and Programs to address Recidivism based on the needs of the client for prosocial outcomes in the community. The Transition Center functions as a resource room that assists the offender in addressing Employment and Career planning for the clients successful release. The Transition Center Resource are focused towards Employment, Career, Finances, Community Resources, and Veteran’s needs. “ “One on one work is also done with the Client for positive, sustainable, and fulfilling employment outcomes that contribute to the local economy as consumers rather than cons….”

- Corey Brock, OWDS/OERS

FUN FACTS

Lead Time

The average time for offenders to secure employment is within 13 days of completing Orientation Week

Average Wage

The average starting wage for our clients is $12.48 per hour.

Employed

99% of all offenders in 2017 gained employment and helped us maintain an unemployment rate of 5%.

Resumes

All of our clients have updated, professional resume on hand and available for download.

Online Applications

Each visit to our office results in an average of 4 online applications completed per user.

Computer Access

Our computers are online and have access to Google Maps, Indeed, CareerBuilder, and other popular websites.

Resources

Our facility assists roughly 250 offenders per month with their Employment, Education, Release Planning, and Financial management needs.

Open Door

Clients have access to our office roughly 20 hours per week.

"WWRF provides “Evidence-Based” practices in the form of programs that address criminogenic needs designed to continue upon Post Release. We offer programming Monday thru Friday with Mentor based services on the weekends. Occasionally, groups are led by Mentors whenever possible."

- Corey Brock, OWDS/OERS

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Classes

Our facility offers 6 separate aftercare and self-help groups that meet Monday thru Friday.

Rehabilitation

We practice Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) based Substance Abuse Treatment alongside Employment Services.

Long-term Planning

We are future-focused, offering groups and “self-paced” programming to assist in the offender’s release and programming needs.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Offender Work Force Development (moderate & one-on-one)
Substance Abuse Program (SAP)
Risk Reduction Combination Program
Basic Computer 101/102
FDIC Money Smart (self-paced)
M4S “Mentor for Success”
Thinking 4 A Change (T4C)

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Pier-to-Peer and Advanced Practice for SAP graduates
Thinking 4 Change Alumni Group (TAG)
Stepping Into Freedom (Faith based recovery)
Narcotics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous

WWRF offers one-on-one and group programming through strong community relationships & with he Southern Parole Region Office.

Corey Brock, OWDS/OERS