Mirror serves as a regional Residential Re-entry Center for Federal Offenders releasing from Federal Bureau of Prison facilities and returning to Wichita and Topeka Kansas, and surrounding areas.
These offenders are placed at the Residential Re-entry Center in order to complete the remainder of their term of incarceration and to begin their transition to the community by obtaining employment, suitable, approved housing and support services in the community and to transition from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to the jurisdiction of the United States Probation Office.
The goal of this program is to assist offenders in making a successful transition into the community and to assist them in becoming productive members of society.
Accountability and security are high priorities, and the staff utilizes a variety of proven measures to ensure the safety of the community, the staff and the offenders. Accountability measures include but are not limited to electronic technology (GPS tracking, facility access/exit systems, camera systems, physical/telephonic tracking, headcounts, searches, drug testing, etc.)
In addition to the accountability and security priority in the re-entry center, the other focus is on proactively assisting offenders in developing pro-social skills in making an effective transition in their re-entry efforts in the community. This priority is accomplished by employing professional staff who utilize proven skill sets to motivate offenders to successfully engage in employment opportunities, obtain housing, successfully reintegrate into family dynamics and find appropriate support structures in the community.
Work for Success: Developing Dads, Building Relationships
Work for Success provides services to low-income fathers, such as case management, mentoring, work readiness, fathering skills, financial management and family violence prevention. Work for Success can help fathers resolve state-owed arrears and focuses on re-engaging fathers in the lives of their children.
You may qualify if …
You have the ability and willingness to work
You are the father of an adopted or biological child
You are unemployed or underemployed
You are 18 years of age or older
Work for Success begins with an intensive four week personal and professional development training program that includes workshops on financial management, building healthy relationships and family violence prevention.
Following the four week course, we provide supported employment services, including job search and job retention. We also assist dads with individualized case management by developing a life plan and helping them remove barriers through referrals to community services and resources.
Mentoring is available at a weekly meeting called The Connect Group. This group meets every Monday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in participating or volunteering is welcome to attend this social gathering. Please call ahead to reserve your spot!
For more information about the Work for Success program, contact Deb Dolsky at 785-246-5737 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.