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1 8/28/2012 DVR Projects and Initiatives Meredith Dressell Linda Cottington Ellie Hartman

2 Projects/Initiatives Projects Not Statewide Focus on specialized group of DVR Consumers Includes Partnerships New pattern of serviceInitiatives Statewide Availability Can be used by all (or large group) of DVR Consumers Sustainable over long term Proven results

3 Projects How do we decide? Is it new? Is it transferable? Is it a project to assist with a state plan goal? Will it have an impact for a number of consumers? Is it sustainable?

4 Current Projects REDI-Walgreen's Independent Living Innovation and Expansion X 8 Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Project Search Let’s Get to Work! Wrap Around Milwaukee PROMISE GRANT * NEW

5 REDI-Walgreen’s Emphasis-Employment skills training leading to Employment with corporate partners ( 4 weeks) Locations-Milwaukee County, Oconomowoc, West Bend, Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison Total of 17 sites Number of hires statewide: 54 (46 hired by Walgreens and 3 with another employer) Success rate: 72% Number of graduates statewide: 75

6 IL Innovation and Expansion Emphasis-Employment skills training or services to fill service gap with focus on peer provided services Location-8 IL Centers Number of Consumers-200+ Statewide Expansion-Some projects will expand based on need-Project is statewide. Focus: Assistive Tech, Financial Literacy, Transition, Peer Support.

7 Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Emphasis-Integration of employment in mental health services Location-LaCrosse, Marathon, Washington Counties (others) Grant from Johnson & Johnson/Darmouth College Number of Consumers Statewide Expansion-Yes county by county, or regionally Evidenced based; fidelity model.

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9 Project Search Emphasis-Employment Skills taught on-site with support leading to Employment Locations- Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Menominee and Waukesha (7 sites total) Number of Consumers-140 grads since 2008 Current ( ) Number of Interns – 60 Outcomes: 87% of Interns are Employed (Average 25 hours/week). Statewide Expansion-Yes

10 Wrap Around Milwaukee Emphasis: Advocates assist DVR consumers in resolving life issues which may have created barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment. Pilot in Milwaukee with two contracted agencies: La Causa (Transition age) and The Bridge (Adult) First year goal is 15 referrals enrolled and served by each agency.

11 Let’s Get to Work! Emphasis-Early exposure to employment while still in high school Locations- Kewaunee (Luxemberg-Casco, Algoma), Oconomowoc, Holmen, Manitowoc, Grafton, Rhinelander, Stoughton, West Allis, New Auburn Number of Consumers-45 to date Statewide Expansion-Yes Also created Youth OJT

12 Initiatives How do we decide? Is it a new or ongoing collaboration? Is it a project to assist with a required benchmark? Will it have an impact for most consumers? Is there a track record or data on the initiative?

13 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (AIVR) American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (AIVR) Emphasis: an Initiative designed to assist tribal governments to develop or increase their capacity to provide Vocational Rehabilitation services in a culturally relevant manner. DVR collaboration with tribes (GLITC) to provide on site skill training to consumers. Train and Place model: goal is for opportunities for tribal employment in the gaming, hospitality and hotel/food industries or other businesses based. Statewide expansion – yes. Now expanding to 3 additional locations.

14 On the Job Training (OJT) Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR DVR pays 50% of wages for first 90 days One page agreement 1296 consumers used OJT since 2009/ 183 Transition Youth in FFY %+ success rate

15 Youth On the Job Training (Y-OJT) Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR for Youth DVR pays at least 50% of wages for first 500 hours of permanent employment One page agreement Part of Let’s Get to Work Project Made available to all youth served by DVR

16 State Internships Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR DVR pays 50% of wages for LTE placement One page agreement Many consumers directly hired after state internship since 2009 with the others having transferable skills for job placement 13 agencies have signed MOU with DVR

17 What is new? Pending Projects in Development Call Center Train and Place PROMISE GRANT – 5 Year Initiative Expansion of Wrap Around Services Soft Skills Training

18 Wisconsin PROMISE Grant Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income US Department of Education FFY

19 19 Partnerships must include: Medicaid Long Term Care Mental Health Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (W-2) Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Development Youth Programs Special Education

20 Wisconsin PROMISE Grant SSI Youth (14 to 16) and their families Recruitment/Enrollment: 2,000 youth and their families over a two year period starting 2/1/14 Demonstration Grant: 1,000 control (services as usual); 1,000 treatment

21 Career/Work- based experiences Evaluation Partner Coordination (Data Sharing) Benefits/work incentives/financi al literacy Case Management (DVR-IRIS) Wrap around Family Services: Parent Training and Information 21 TREATMENT

22 What if I have an idea? Resources:

23 Thank You! Meredith Dressel Assistant Bureau of Consumer Services Director Linda Cottington Program Development Ellie Hartman


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