Windows to Work
Partnering with Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, we provide cognitive skills-based education to individuals releasing from Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility or Racine Correctional Institution to the Milwaukee area. CFSS integrates the use of evidence-based curricula with a variety of strategies including:
- Tools that lead to conflict reduction, positive relationships and communication skills
- The ability to recognize and positively respond to their risk-taking thoughts and actions
- Job readiness and career advancement services
- Support services to promote smooth reintegration.
Community Partnership Outreach Program
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections contracts with the Center for Self-Sufficiency to provide education and supplementary services to individuals releasing from Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) to the Milwaukee area. The Community Partnership Outreach Program (CPOP) offers participants the tools to:
- Reduce conflict
- Build positive relationships and communication skills
- Recognize and positively respond to their risk-taking thoughts and actions
- Enhance pro-social contacts.
Project F.R.E.E. – Fatherhood, Relationship, Engagement, and Education
CFSS’s “Project F.R.E.E.”, Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s entitled “Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children” seeks to promote freedom from incarceration, poverty and the cycle of absentee fatherhood.
This project works exclusively with young men at Racine Youthful Offender Correctional facility who are rejoining the Milwaukee community, and is designed to:
- Reduce recidivism
- Support responsible parenting
- Improve economic stability & self-sufficiency among fathers (age 15-24)
The revitalization services include healthy relationship, parenting and employment-related instruction, mentoring, visits and activities for fathers and children. In addition, participants have access to job training, employers, legal aid, support services and assistance with custody issues which they access from our project partners.