Project Safe Neighborhood/Welcome and Smart Re-entry


Led by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin, this 3-year interdisciplinary project is aimed at preventing violent crime recidivism among men who are returning to Milwaukee from prison. All participants are at high risk for re-offending and will receive an array of evidence-informed and innovative services such as trauma screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (i.e., T-SBIRT). The ICFW program evaluation, conducted in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, will include process- and outcome-oriented components. The process evaluation will emerge from an interactive and monitoring design and contribute both to program fidelity and quality. The outcome evaluation results, derived from quasi-experimental and experimental designs, will provide insight into potential program effects.


Matt Richie
Sarwat Sharif
James Topitzes


U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs


Wisconsin Department of Justice
S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Community Advocates
The Alma Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

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