New at T1W 2021: Returning to the Community After Incarceration

Students, partners seek to smooth transition for previously incarcerated individuals

Learn how a community collaboration helped identify and address issues faced by people returning to the community after incarceration, at:

Rich Poirier, President and CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company and T1W co-chair, spoke with WQOW News 18 about this year’s Conference

Toward One Wisconsin Conference
Conference Theme: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
October 12-13, 2021
Fully Virtual Conference

Register before 9/25/2021 to take advantage of the reduced conference fee.

Returning to the Community After Incarceration: A Quality Improvement Project

In the Spring of 2020, UW-Eau Claire nursing students collaborated with community partners to identify gaps and barriers experienced by those returning to the community after incarceration. Collaborating partners included Ex-Incarcerated Peoples Organizing (EXPO), FREE – Reclaiming Women’s Freedom of the Chippewa Valley, and Eau Claire Department of Human Services.

This presentation will address the need to improve programming and resource availability. It will explore issues and barriers experienced around inequalities, structural racism, stigma, and judgement when returning to the community.

Hear this presentation and more, from the comfort of your home or office, at Toward One Wisconsin 2021. By attending you will learn from expert led presentations on these four conference tracks:

Track I: Increasing Opportunities for Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce
Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities
Track III: Cultivating Equity in Education
Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin

See you online in October!

About Toward One Wisconsin

Wherever you are on your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) journey, there’s something for you at Toward One Wisconsin. Whether you’re just starting out and overwhelmed, or you’re a leading activist in your community, this conference will provide best practices, insights and implementation tools to help you take the next steps. Across all sectors of business and life in Wisconsin, parallel efforts are underway to prioritize DEI. We may be in different places based on the diversity of our experiences, but we’re all traveling the same journey: Toward One Wisconsin. For more details, including sponsorship opportunities and registration, visit

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