Windows to Work
The Windows to Work program provides inmates and parolees from the Oshkosh Correctional Institution with education, support and other case management services. It is a voluntary program designed to assist parolees in making a successful transition into the communities of Brown, Outagamie, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties. The program’s case managers serve as the client’s advocate, working with their parole agent and other correctional personnel to get on track and start a new life.
Clients of the Windows to Work program receive services beginning six to nine months prior to their release. Follow-up services are also provided for up to one year after release to ensure long-term success. Emergency funding is available through the program as well, determined on a case-by-case basis.
Education and case management services include:
Employability skills training such as resume writing, job search plans, and interview techniques
Interpersonal/social skills training
Information on setting and obtaining goals
Budgeting and money management
Assistance with locating, obtaining and maintaining housing
Parenting information and techniques
Counseling services are also provided as needed to assist with addiction issues, anger management, and increasing self-esteem.
Inmates housed at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution and being released to Brown, Outagamie, Manitowoc or Sheboygan Counties are eligible for services.
Length of Service:
Services are provided for six to nine months prior to release and up to one year after. The same case manager works with the client during the entire duration of services.
Windows to Work is funded through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Bay Area Workforce Development Board through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Services are provided free of charge.