workers value add value to this raw material by separating itfrom the plastic, steel, copper and aluminum prior to shippingto and processing in Japan
State of Indiana Child Support EnforcementSupport Services
WFI participates in a Federal Office of Child SupportEnforcement project that allows for child support arrearageowed to the state that accrued while the employee wasincarcerated to be waived. Furthermore this project helps thecourt to set realistic current orders when the employee isreleased.
WFI’s programs are open to all who have been released fromincarceration within the prior 60 days. There are no restrictionson crimes, in fact some of the most successful workers havecommitted the most serious crimes.
Private sector revenue from selling recycled material
Government contracts, including probation and work releasefacilities.
In 2008, Workforce, Inc. (WFI) was awarded a Federal JobOpportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI) grant toserve 48 persons re-entering the community from prison via itssocial enterprise, Remaking our Resources.
WFI uses excel and case files to track:1.
Number of participants who complete the transitional jobprogram and secure full-time employment in the mainstreameconomy.2.
For those with child support orders and arrearages, the abilityto work out child support modifications, establish regularsupport payments, and re-connect with their child(ren) andcustodial parent (if desired).3.
Number of participants who develop work readiness skills and become eligible for National Career Readiness Certification.4.
Number of participants who do not return to prison.
WFI uses Work Opportunity Tax Credits, but finds theireffectiveness to be limited since employers of late do not havesignificant taxable income and employers do not have a strongneed for the credit. WFI also uses a professional employerorganization (PEO) that is is eligible for the WOTC tax credit. Inpast years the PEO has donated back to WFI portions of thesecredits to help fund the program.