Posted on Oct 14, 19
BUILD A LOYAL WORKFORCE
There’s a common misconception that people with a criminal past are a challenge, are difficult. This is just not true. A recent survey of HR professionals shows they aren’t finding any difference between the performance of people who have been incarcerated and others in their organizations. < https://daveskillerbreadfoundation.acemlna.com/lt.php?s=36747de35c8ab2f10425a0581e886174&i=25A35A1A79> And anecdotal evidence suggests these workers may become an employer’s most diligent, motivated staff members because those employees understand that the job is their shot at starting over.
Posted on Oct 14, 19
Posted on Apr 30, 19
Wichita Work Release Employer's and Partners! In partnership with the Work Force Center's of South Central Kansas we are offering a short survey for the purpose of creating tools to work to address soft skills & Technology challenges that both the Employer and Client face in the "World of Work" Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The data to be collected will better help us and our partner agencies in providing better training tools for clients to augment our vibrant employment culture in the local economy.
Business Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLYN6CG
Corey D Brock, PCII
Offender Work Force Development Specialist
Wichita Work Release Facility
Posted on Apr 30, 19
April 16th Wichita Work Release in partnership with the Salvation Army and Department of Veteran's Affairs began and "Offender" led process group for incarcerated Veteran's wishing to upgrade the discharge and seek benefits, to include Bonding, WOTC, Housing, and other issues that impact Veteran's as well as our client population.
Note's from Rick Husselman, Mentor Coordinator where as follows:
We have set our inaugural meeting with the incarcerated vets for 600 pm Tuesday April 16. We will then meet every 3rd Tuesday night in the TC at 6 pm. After the initial meeting none of us necessarily have to be present at other meetings (although I’ll probably make them throughout the summer just to keep them on track.)
Tammy and Regina were present April 16th once Corey and/or I introduce the group and what we hope to get out of it.
Corey and I, along with Lundin, will determine who the vets are at WWRF and make sure they are notified.
Corey and I will advertise the meeting
We should meet and “de-brief” within a week of the first meeting and discuss it and make any corrections that need made.
Wichita Work Release Facility is pleased to announce the partnership with The Kansas Children’s Service League .
Starting April 8, 2019, KCSL will begin a 3 week Parent Engagement Class. The Class will be held on Mondays in the WWRF Visiting Center. The time is TBD. The class shall be limited to 25 applicants. The class is designed for the applicant to be the best father/grandfather possi-ble. KCSL shall provide a light dinner and refreshments. Upon successfully completing all 3 weeks of the class, the applicant shall receive a Certificate of Completion from the Kansas Children Service League. Based on interest, future classes may be held and the program may expand.
Eligible applicants must have:
-At least one child/grand child between the age of 0-5
-"Expecting" a child/grandchild in the next 6 months
Week #1: Adverse Childhood Experiences
Week #2: The Five Protective Factors
Week #3: Early Childhood Development "The Successful start in Life"
Offenders may apply for this course through a form 9 to their assigned counselor. Only 25 offenders shall be accepted, with priority being given to those eligible.
Posted on May 15, 18
The political and policy network aligned with the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch is launching a $4 million pilot project to help former prisoners successfully reenter society.
The so-called Safe Streets & Second Chances project will be among the topics the Kochs and several hundred like-minded donors will explore this weekend when they gather near Palm Springs, Calif., for the network's annual winter meeting.
Source: USA Today, Koch brothers to launch pilot project to tackle prisoner reentry (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/01/24/koch-brothers-launch-pilot-project-tackle-prisoner-reentry/1059791001/)