Racine Vocational Ministry offers two Re-Entry programs for participants returning to the Racine Area. Need more text here.....
Community Re-Entry Program
This is a holistic, community-based program designed to reduce recidivism and make neighborhoods safer. It targets those with a violent past who are being reintegrated into Racine’s Community Oriented Policing neighborhoods.
CRP is a partnership among the community, social services, educational groups, churches, the Department of Corrections and both local and federal law enforcement agencies.
Second Chance Program
This program was designed to broaden opportunities for greater numbers of re-entrants to experience job preparation and training along with social services.
The Second Chance program is the result of a year-long planning process that has brought togeter more than 50 stakeholders and organizations for the purpose of reducing recidivism.
The purpose of this program is to create a community that will engage social practices to improve the successful outcomes of high and medium risk re-entrants into the city of Racine.
The second chance program provides:
Re-Entry Support and advocacy
Pro-Social skills for community re-entry
Additional support and guidance for family and other important relationships.
The Racine Second Chance Coalition is a comprehensive community effort designed to reduce criminal recidivism by creating a successful model for community re-entry. Various community participants have been convened by the City of Racine and Racine Vocational Ministry for the purpose of reducing recidivism among the highest risk prison-to-community re-entrants.
HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS:
Qualified individuals are selected by the DOC and Second Chance Program Director 3-6 months prior to release
Individuals are given an informational program overview in person or via video/telephone conferencing.
After the informational interview, individuals have the opportunity to sign up for their program through their social worker.
Individuals accepted into the program will participate in periodic one on one relationship building meetings with the Second Chance Program Director until time of release.
Participants will continue to connect with the Second Chance Program.
Director will set goals, which will develop social skills needed to ensure job and community readiness.
After evaluation from the Second Chance Program Director, participants will be referred to Racine Vocational Ministry for job readiness skills training.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies for the Second Chance Program?
Participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of release. They must have been incarcerated at a DOC facility in the state of Wisconsin. COMPAS results must identify individials as medium to high risk. Individual must be within 3-6 months of their release.
What if a participant is accepted in the program, but has time added on to their sentence?
They may reapply for the program as soon as they are within 3 months of release.
I have a friend/loved one who may be interested in the Second Chance Program, what would be the first step?
They may write to Sammy Rangel at 214 7th Street, Racine, WI 53403 or your can contact via email by clicking here
What if an offender doesn't qualify for the Second Chance Program?
They can contact Racine Vocational Ministry upon discharge.
About Sammy Rangel MWS, CSAC
Sammy has been a resident of the Racine Community for 15 years. His residence in Racine, along with his education, have allowed him to understand the needs many people face when touched by crime, addiction and incarceration. In addition to working with community re-entrants, Sammy works with families and youth in the community to help make progress toward developing and maintaining pro-social relationships. His goal is to positively reconnect individuals back to their families and the community.
Sammy is passionate about opportunities to meet individuals in prisons, jails and other institutions. His goal is to possitively reconnect individuals back to their families and the community. He is fully devoted to helping other make progress toward developing and maintaining pro-social relationships with family, friends, and community through suport, outreach and assistance