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Partnerships and Pathways for Successful Reentry in Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 03:30pm - 05:30pm
Location:  Online and UW–Milwaukee – Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, WI

The Thompson Center, Badger Institute, UW-Madison Odyssey Project, and UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare are pleased to present Partnerships and Pathways for Successful Reentry in Wisconsin. The hybrid event features an array of experts who will present mindsets, tools and strategies that can increase the likelihood of successful reintegration. The event begins with a discussion of a successful Nevada model that brings together the corrections system, a nonprofit reentry program, and a local college working to aid reentering citizens with opportunities of higher education and vocational training. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin system will also share research and findings that give insight into successful reintegration approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Jon Ponder, Founder and CEO of Hope for Prisoners
  • James McCoy, VP of Academic Affairs, College of Southern Nevada
  • Graham Miller, Hope for Prisoners graduate
  • Peter Moreno, Director of Odyssey Beyond Bars
  • Tina Freiburger, Dean and Professor, UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
  • David Pate, Chair and Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

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