Overview of the CDLRE`s direct service, educational advocacy

Center for
Recovery &
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
Wisconsin Community Services
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College
City of Milwaukee
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;
Increase community awareness about
the impact of driver’s license suspensions
and revocations.
Direct Service
Historic Outcomes
(March 1, 2007-August 31, 2014)
12,726 Referrals
 4,690
 2,759
Cases Managed/Closed
Licensed Drivers
Additional “Advice” Cases
Success Rate
Educational Advocacy
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
Driver’s Education
Young Drivers Campaign
Young Drivers Campaign
Young Drivers Campaign
Wisconsin Community Services (WCS)
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)
COA Youth & Family Centers
Running Rebels
Safe & Sound
Holton Youth + Family Center
Community Awareness
2014 Community Events
 Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) and Clean Slate @ Parklawn YMCA,
 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
The Impact of a Driver’s License
 Video
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
 Alejandro Morales, Successful Client
 Andre Outlaw, Successful Client
 Dennis Walton, Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
 Special thank you to Carmella DeLucia, our volunteer

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