Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Reentry Council

Subcommittee of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council

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  • Overview, Purpose, and Goals
  • 2020 Meeting Dates and Materials
  • Past Meeting Minutes and Materials (2019 and Older)
  • Home to Stay 2020

The Milwaukee Reentry Council is a community-member facilitated, reentry committee created by the Milwaukee Community Justice Council in late 2016.  The Reentry Council is comprised of multi-sector entities and reentry advocates working together to better serve populations reentering the community from periods of incarceration (both jail and prison).



The purpose of the Milwaukee Reentry Council is to strengthen the collaboration amongst individuals and agencies working to support invidiuals returning to the community from periods of incarceration and/or involvement in the criminal justice system.  As a collective, we are better suited to align services and practices in a way that supports indiviudals, reduces recidivism, and disrupts cycles of incarceration and victimization.


Identified Goal(s)

(SmartReentry) Reduce recidivism in Milwaukee by 50% within 5 years, by broadening and deepening community engagement and commitment to this work.


Committee Meeting Facilitator

Conor Williams, Public Policy Institute, Community Advocates


Committee Staff

Brianca Gales, Reentry Coordinator, Milwaukee Community Justice Council


Other Opportunities to Get Involved

Reentry Healthcare Task Force - led by Lars Brown (Department of Corrections), and Jennie Sevenich (Progressive Community Health Care)

Reentry Housing Task Force - led by Julie Kerksick (Public Policy Institute, Community Advocates)

Circles of Support - led by Conor Williams (Public Policy Institute, Community Advocates)

"Home to Stay" - Monthly, Reentry Resource Fairs - John Thomas (Department of Workforce Development) -

Meeting Schedule

4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, Varied locations. More details below.

(Note: meetings are subject to change)


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January 22, 2020 2:00pm United Way JCI Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St Agenda / Minutes
February 26, 2020 2:00pm United Way JCI Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St Agenda / Minutes
March 25, 2020 2:00pm Virtual Meeting via Zoom Agenda / Minutes
April 22, 2020 2:00pm Virtual Meeting via Zoom Agenda / Minutes
May 27, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
June 24, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
July 22, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
August 26, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
September 23, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
October 28, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes
December 9, 2020 2:00pm   Agenda / Minutes


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April April April April
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February February February February
January January January January


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Contact Us

Milwaukee Community Justice Council


633 West Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 409, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Mandy Potapenko, Director

(414) 435-1250




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