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At the 2012 MANDI Awards, WCS was featured in this interesting video profile.WCS Video on YouTube
WCS Featured on WUWM!
Check out this interview with Holly Patzer and Clarence Johnson.Listen now!
WCS is featured in NHTSA PUBLICATION!
Our SCRAM Program is featured in a national research study.Take a look at the publication!
WCS BEGINS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES (EBP) COMMITTEE
WCS is committed to implementing Evidence- Based Practices (EBP) in all programming.Learn More!
View the WCS "Celebrating 100 Years" Report!
The report looks at WCS' service to the community over the last century and today.Click here to view!
Finding a job is hard work – imagine trying to job hunt when you’ve never had a real job and you have a criminal record. WCS knows that having a job with family sustaining wages is key to an individual’s ability to recover and move forward into a healthy, secure future.
“Research has consistently shown that crime and unemployment are linked, and that one of the most important conditions that leads to less offending is a strong tie to meaningful employment.” [Mackenzie, D.L. (2006). What Works: Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Delinquents. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY.]
This WCS Division is comprised of WCS employment and training services, the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability (CDLRE) and Policy efforts.
The employment and training services include: education, vocational training, employment skills, job placement, job retention and case management. These services assist individuals to secure family-sustaining jobs, live crime-fee lives, and fulfill their responsibilities to their families and the community.
If your driver’s license disappeared tomorrow what would the impact be on your life? The CDLRE assists low-income individuals who have a suspended or revoked driver’s license through legal assistance from attorneys, to create an affordable payment plan to cover fines as part of a license recovery plan and to arrange supervised community services as agreed to by a judge.
WCS is also working to affect policy changes that reduce barriers for those with criminal histories which in turn make it difficult for them to fully realize a changed life.