Wisconsin Justice Initiative...Defense attorneys are failing their clients if they neglect to understand, investigate, and present evidence of childhood trauma ( almost every woman incarcerated in Wisconsin has a trauma history) in criminal cases, says a legal and neuroscience expert. Read the full article here.
Executive Director named as an Affiliate to the University of Wisconsin-School of Human Ecology Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies
Alice F. Pauser, Executive Director of The Demeter Foundation, has been named as an CommNS Affiliate. The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, or the “CommNS”, is a hub for faculty, students, and community partners to collaborate on research, practice, and evaluation that examines and advances the well-being of communities, as well as the civic and nonprofit sectors.
The CommNS builds capacity and knowledge in community and nonprofit studies through the integration of action, research, education, outreach, engagement, and evaluation. It provides an inspiring place for UW faculty, students, and CommNS affiliates to conduct groundbreaking applied research examining key issues in communities and the civic and nonprofit sectors. The CommNS facilitates exchanges among community members, practitioners, and academic scholars to encourage and support innovative thinking, best practice development, and mutually beneficial research partnerships, technical support, and community-engaged projects and learning.
Every month women are released from the Wisconsin Women’s Correctional System to our communities. Many of the women come out with little but the clothes on their backs. Our Welcome Home Kits provide several basic personal essentials such as soap, lotion, toothbrush/paste, deodorant and socks. Kits are shipped statewide. Now that cold weather is here, we put more than one pair in each box. We work with women on a supportive path home. In lieu of socks, please consider a donation of $10.00 to purchase socks. Find the complete information here.