Presentation on theme: "Center for Driver’s License Recovery & Employability 2014 Biennial Community Meeting Friday, September 19, 2014 Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)"— Presentation transcript:
Center for Driver’s License Recovery & Employability 2014 Biennial Community Meeting Friday, September 19, 2014 Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Today’s speakers & awardees Janice Falkenberg Milwaukee Area Technical College Myra Edwards Mistress of Ceremonies State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd State Senator Glenn Grothman State Senator Jerry Petrowski State Representative Garey Bies (by video) State Representative Sandy Pasch Champions of low-income Wisconsin drivers Reverend Willie Brisco Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) Lois Quinn & John Pawasarat University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Employment & Training Institute (UWM-ETI)
Partners Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) Legal Action of Wisconsin Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) City of Milwaukee
Mission To increase the number of valid, low-income drivers in Milwaukee County.
Four Objectives Provide direct service to low-income drivers whose suspensions are not for serious safety violations; Provide educational advocacy through policy & legislative changes; Increase access to driver’s education; and Increase community awareness about the impact of driver’s license suspensions and revocations.
Advocacy Victories The bi-partisan law changes for which the CDLRE has advocated positively impact over 100,000 Wisconsin drivers each year.
Advocacy Victories Highlights: Retroactive application of Habitual Traffic Offender revision, resulting from 2005 Wis. Act 25: Over 8,000 safe drivers were released from HTO status 2009 Wis. Act 8, which eliminated mandatory license suspensions upon conviction on criminal drug charges: Over 8,000 suspensions per year 2009 Wis. Act 102, which eliminated mandatory revocations upon repeat convictions for Operating While Suspended/Revoked & retroactive application: Over 40,000 drivers had revocations released on just one day 2011 Wis. Act 112, which shortened suspensions for nonpayment of damage judgments from 20 years to 5 & retroactive application: Over 3,000 Wisconsin drivers each year
Young Drivers Campaign Partners Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) Legal Action of Wisconsin Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) COA Youth & Family Centers Running Rebels Safe & Sound Holton Youth + Family Center
2014 Community Events Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) and Clean Slate @ Parklawn YMCA, March Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers, April & July SDC Resource Fair @ Journey House, May Alderman Ashanti Hamilton with WRTP: Community Jobs Resource Fair @ [the former] Custer High School, June City of Milwaukee Health Department Men’s Health Fair @ Northwest Health Center, June Driver’s License Restoration Clinic @ YMCA Urban Campus, June & August Alderpersons Perez & Donovan with WRTP: Community Jobs Resource Fair @ MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, July Alderpersons Coggs & Wade with WRTP: Community Jobs Resource Fair @ the COA Goldin Center, August The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center’s Back to School Event @ Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, August Project Homeless Connect @ Marquette University, October MFI 2014 Fatherhood Summit @ Destiny High School, October
Video Appearances In Alphabetical Order McKenzie Edmonds, Sojourner Family Peace Center Nyette Ellis, YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin Jordan Fox, Successful Client Mark Kessenich, WRTP/BIGSTEP Dr. Vicki Martin, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Alejandro Morales, Successful Client Andre Outlaw, Successful Client Dennis Walton, Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Special thank you to Carmella DeLucia, our volunteer videographer.