Fair Shake Seeks to Be Milwaukee’s “Go To” Reentry Resource
Starting last November, Fair Shake dedicated a year of service to working in Milwaukee. Sue Kastensen, Director, immediately joined the Milwaukee Reentry Network’s Employment Strategies Team and became involved in several projects.
The first project includes making Fair Shake the ‘go to’ reentry resource directory for the greater Milwaukee area. To that end, the organization is gathering resources to build their comprehensive directory. Please send any resources you might like to add to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another project Fair Shake is working on includes strengthening the ways formerly incarcerated people can demonstrate their suitability for employment while simultaneously addressing the concerns of employers … to help them understand the commitment, character and capabilities of their formerly incarcerated applicants.
Finally, a previously unknown opportunity is now in development. It includes Fair Shake training formerly incarcerated job-seekers, and also probation and parole agents, about the useful tools available for free on the website. Fair Shake is learning from both groups how to develop the website for ease of use for all levels of users.
Through all of the above work, it has become clear that getting the Fair Shake software application into prisons, jails and correctional centers is critical. Nearly all job applicants will need computer skills. It makes sense for inmates to learn to use computers through self-directed tutorials while they are incarcerated. The software can also teach the users how to navigate websites, and specifically the information-packed Fair Shake website — including the Resource Directory, the member area and building a personal webpage, how navigate the employment-related materials, and much more.
If you would like to contact Fair Shake while the organization is in Milwaukee, please email Sue at email@example.com
or call 414-810-0398.