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.
New Pathways for Fathers and Families
The Center for Self-Sufficiency partners with the Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Services (CSS) on Milwaukee’s Fatherhood Initiative – Milwaukee County New Pathways for Fathers and Families. This program offers fathers ongoing instruction on Responsible Parenting, Economic Stability and Healthy Marriage, as well as case management that emphasizes coaching. This program aims to strengthen father-child engagement and promote and improve employment and economic mobility opportunities. It is open to biological, expectant, adoptive or step-fathers, as well as a person acknowledged as a father figure, to a child up to the age of 24, who lives in Milwaukee County.
Unlocking Networks-Osh Kosh
Delivers a Comprehensive Adult Reentry Program, to 150 high-risk men ages 18 and older, releasing from Oshkosh Correctional Institution into Milwaukee, WI designed to reduce recidivism for individuals who are high risk, based on the results of the COMPAS assessment or convicted of/or with a history of violent offense convictions. This program integrates core strategies of Cognitive Based Healthy Relationship Education, Behavioral Work Readiness Development, Parenting, Mentoring & Holistic Case Management.
Motivated to Apprenticeship Pathways
In partnership with Employ Milwaukee and funding through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration CFSS provides essential skills training (employment and soft skills) and case management to youth ages 18-24 who have been involved with the criminal justice system through previous incarceration, court-ordered supervision, alternative sentencing, or through a diversion agreement to avoid prosecution. Members are paid while in training and are connected with credentialed trainings in an industry of their choice. Members are also given assistance with driver’s license recovery and other legal issues if necessary. CFSS Member Services Coordinators also provide job placement assistance.
Journey 2 Unlocking My Potential
CFSS in partnership, with local manufacturing companies provides 150 individuals with employment training in the areas of Basic Math & Measurement, Safe Working Behaviors, Proper Personal Protective Equipment, Workplace Ethics/Communication, Conflict Resolution & Basic Computer Skills.
To learn more about CFSS’s Adult Services, contact LaKesha Reid at 414-270-4679.