MEETING TIME AND LOCATION
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Wesley United Methodist Church
800 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316-4304
Brown bag lunch
CALL TO ORDER AND GROUP INTRODUCTIONS:
READING OF LAST MONTH’S MEETING MINUTES AND APPROVE:
OFFICER COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Chairman: Kirk Nesset
Treasurer: Maryls Hocker
Scholarship Report: Joyce Knock
Secretary: Open Position
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A
- Monthly data from ICIW
- 84 released and 74 admitted in September.
- Fresh Start Women’s Center:
They are averaging around 600 field clients (probation and parole) with over 200 being parolees. They are full operating with about a 4 week wait for work release/residential placement.
- Subcommittee meeting is going to form with agencies and correctional facilities with a focus on reentry. The goal for this group is to start meeting in November.
Volunteer needs continue to be for Library staffing. Sign up sheet will be available for individuals to start filling in. Our groups focus is on Thursday afternoons.
Over the next several months, the monthly focus will be on reentry. Each month, we will have a guest from an organization/facility that provides reentry for women leaving ICIW.
This month, our guest will be Teresha Allen from Prelude Behavioral Services/Bernie Lorenz House. She will speak on behalf of the services that are offered to the women both at the halfway house and for women at the residential facility. She is the main contact and counselor for the 18 women at the halfway house which is located in the Drake neighborhood.