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Mediation & Dispute Resolution Skills Workshop

Mediation & Dispute Resolution Skills Workshop September 26th & 27th, 2019 Workshop Location Citizens Bank of Mukwonago in Waukesha 2109 Corporate Drive Waukesha, WI 53188 This workshop is a “hands-on” experiential training that will give participants an opportunity to test their skills in helping others to resolve disputes and find peaceful solutions to their differences. CLICK HERE…

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Waukesha Alcohol Treatment Court is Saving Lives

Both WTMJ-TV Milwaukee and Wisconsin Public Radio recently featured stories about how the Waukesha Alcohol Treatment Court (ATC) truly saves lives. A collaborative effort between Waukesha County and Wisconsin Community Services(WCS), the Waukesha ATC provides intensive supervision and case management of third and fourth offense drunk drivers post conviction with intensive…

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WCS’ Michael Balda Recognized for Exceptional Victim Advocacy

Michael Balda, Director of Electronic Monitoring and Drug Testing Services at WCS, recently received the Waukesha County Exceptional Victim Advocacy Award from the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office and Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Mike was recognized for his outstanding dedication and service to victims of crime on April 10, 2019 during…

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2019 Community Building Workshops

Register now for a Community Building Workshop!

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The Role Driver’s Licenses Play in Black Male Incarceration

The Role Driver’s Licenses Play in Black Male Incarceration

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Looking at Wisconsin's High Black Male Incarceration Rate

WCS Site Manager Torre Johnson   WCS' Torre Johnson was a guest panelist at a recent forum hosted by WUWM and MPTV. On March 11, 2014, more than 125 people attended the forum about Wisconsin’s disproportionatley high rate of black male incarceration. A recent UW-Milwaukee study showed that Wisconsin has the highest rate (one…

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12 ways good drivers lose their licenses

In a recent article on MSN.com, WCS' Director of Policy Research Nichole Yunk Todd provides insight into Wisconsin's driver's licence revocation and recovery system.  Molly Gena, a lawyer with the Legal Action of Wisconsin, was also interviewed for the article. http://www.msn.com Retrieved April 20, 2015 Bad drivers probably shouldn't be on the road.…

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CDLRE Wins the 2014 Greater Together Challenge!

On October 13, 2014, the Center for Driver’s License Recovery & Employability (CDLRE) won the 2014 Greater Together Challenge with its proposal to restore universal driver’s education in Milwaukee! On October 15, 2014, the Common Council of Milwaukee unanimously passed a resolution supporting the proposal by CDLRE in the Greater Together…

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In memory of Steve Swigart

Our WCS family has lost a longtime colleague and friend. Steve Swigart was employed by Wisconsin Community Services from 1973-2007, serving as Executive Director from 1997 until his retirement in 2007.  To help us celebrate Steve’s life and honor his memory, you can donate here. A tribute to Steve was featured in…

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Historical Facts and Findings

"The Society for the Friendless . . . was first organized in Topeka, Kansas in 1901.  Its chief work is the care of prisoners who leave the penitentiaries and are placed in positions of self-support . . . "  Kansas: a cylopedia of state history, 1912

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