Southeast Wisconsin Post-Prison Reentry

The Southeastern Wisconsin Re-entry Employment Expo was held on October 2, 2018 at the Gateway Technical College Horizon Center and September 19, 2019 at the Gateway Technical College iMet Center. The intent of this event is to link area employers with the agencies that work with people striving to re-enter society after spending time in prison.

For employers who are struggling to find workers in a tight labor market, the expo was an opportunity to learn about available re-entry service programs that can help match employers with people ready to work. The expo was sponsored by Kenosha County, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Urban Ministry, the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, the Kenosha Unity Coalition, the Racine/Kenosha Vocational Ministry, Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, Racine County and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Click on the links below to view additional resources, learn how you can find new talent, a directory of area agency representatives, and an array of Mythbusters around re-entry-related topics.

Summary Report:  Southeastern WI Extension Workforce Development Project 2018-2020
View this full report for a summation of projects, outcomes, partners and impacts of a two-year pilot program bringing Extension workforce development resources to bear in SE Wisconsin.