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Treatment Instead of Prison Task Force

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Below are some actions and events that move us toward our goal of treatment instead of prison related to drug and alcohol offences for non-violent offenders.  We are working to gain additional funding to support treatment and alternatives to incarceration. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tom McCord.

Listen to Brian Defferding and Josh Dukelow on WHBY’s Fresh Take

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Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
WHBY Radio 1150 AM, 103.5 FM, 106.3 FM

brian defferding (from Facebook)Winnebago County Board member Brian Defferding will be a guest on June 6 on Josh Dukelow’s “Fresh Take” program on WHBY radio. Brian is a member of the ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force and his topics of conversation with Dukelow will include hopes for a Mental Health Court for Winnebago County. If you are unable to listen to the live broadcast, the program will be recorded and available for listening on the Fresh Take website

ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force

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Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Green Bay Road, Neenah

Contact Gov. Evers on Good Friday About the Parole Commission!

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We are pleased to share this request from David Liners, executive director of WISDOM, on behalf of parole-eligible people in our state prisons.

telephone iconGovernor Evers has been in office for more than three months. In that time, he has done a lot. But, he has NOT yet appointed a new Chair for the Parole Commission. And he has NOT yet named members of the Pardon Board. Loved ones and family members of the 3,000 parole-eligible people in our prisons have been patient. But, as their loved ones have waited far too long to be released, so we also have waited far too long for the Governor to keep the campaign promises he made about these important parts of his job.

Read more to find out two simple things you can do this Friday, April 19.

Panel Discussion: Life After Prison

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
First Congregational U.C.C., 724 E South River St, Appleton

Join us for a Panel Discussion

LIFE AFTER
PRISON

How do we create a successful transition into society
for released inmates?

Panelists:

Douglas DarbyDouglas Darby, recovering addict and founder, Rise Together Eugene NelsonEugene Nelson, outreach coordinator, Project Return Melissa LudinMelissa Ludin, Vice President, EXPO (EX-incarcerated People Organizing) John Des JardinsJohn Des Jardins, Judge, Outagamie County

Free to attend. Panel followed by refreshments.

Panel hosted and moderated by Sydney Pittner, Discovery Corps Coach and senior at Valley New School.

For more information, contact pittnersydney@gmail.com

Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Copper Rock Coffee Co, 210 W College Ave, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

Please note new date, time, and location.

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, Rooms A/B, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

The Appleton League has announced that, due to the winter storm, this event will not take place on Monday, January 28. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned!

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

An Interactive Workshop on Resiliency

Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room C190ABC (Entrance 15), Appleton

Join us as we listen and learn from Teresa Gross, a licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC-IT, who will facilitate an interactive activity on resiliency.

FREE TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com

This event is part of the Pathways to Recovery Lecture Series, sponsored by Bev Kelley-Miller and the Megan Kelley Foundation.

Foster Care Presentation

Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room C190ABC (Entrance 15), Appleton

Join us as we learn from Patti Heffernan, who has lived experience in the foster care system, about the high number of children in foster care and the work of advocates for children whose parents are struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues.

FREE TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com

This event is part of the Pathways to Recovery Lecture Series, sponsored by Bev Kelley-Miller and the Megan Kelley Foundation.

Adult Survivors and Thrivers of Childhood Abuse Moving Forward

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room C190ABC (Entrance 15), Appleton

Pathways to Recovery Lecture Series Spring 2019 Fox Valley Technical College Room C190 A/B/C (entrance 15)Join us as we listen and learn from Teresa Gross, a licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC-IT, who will speak about Adult Survivors and Thrivers of Childhood Abuse Moving Forward.

FREE TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com

This event is part of the Pathways to Recovery Lecture Series, sponsored by Bev Kelley-Miller and the Megan Kelley Foundation.

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