Wayne County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson and Cumberlands Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Chairman Sam Brown

Wayne County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson (left) and Cumberlands Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Chairman Sam Brown recently signed an agreement for Wayne County Detention Center's participation in the Pre-Release Employment Program.

Wayne County joins Russell and Pulaski counties in the regional effort to create pathways for inmates and low-income individuals to rebuild their lives by equipping them with knowledge and skills to gain employment and become successful members of the communities in which they live.

Working with dozens of community organizations and employers in a growing number of counties in the Cumberlands Workforce Development Area, the CWDB is leading the effort to knock down barriers that often block a person's successful reentry into their community. Barriers such as housing, food, transportation, documentation, and more.

At this week's Cumberlands Workforce Development Board meeting, a number of former inmates and representatives from regional businesses and support organizations provided success stories.

Learn more about this program. 

Cumberlands Workforce Development Board February 2020 meeting in session.

The February 18th Cumberlands Workforce Development Board of Directors meeting was standing room only with a variety of board members and guests sharing their stories about the growth and success of the pre-release programs that regional jails are providing to inmates to prepare them for successful reentry into their communities.

Aaron Poynter - Bennett's Carpets  Human Resource & Communications Aaron Poynter - Bennett's Carpets Human Resource & Communications

feb 2020 meeting Eliezer Menedez IIIEliezer Mendez III - Resource Assistant with the Career Team office in Bowling Green

Bobby Dunbar - Russell County Jailer,  Russell County Detention CenterBobby Dunbar - Russell County Jailer, Russell County Detention Center

Anthony McCollum - Pulaski County Jailer, Pulaski County Detention Center  & Christina NorrisAnthony McCollum - Pulaski County Jailer, Pulaski County Detention Center & Christina Norris

Michelle Alley - Re-Entry Coordinator for  the Kentucky Department of CorrectionsMichelle Alley - Re-Entry Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Corrections

Samantha Shepherd - Division of Re-Entry Services, Kentucky Department of CorrectionsSamantha Shepherd - Division of Re-Entry Services, Kentucky Department of Corrections

Becky Wilson - Regional Manager Career Services, Goodwill ExpungementBecky Wilson - Regional Manager Career Services, Goodwill Expungement

Alesa Johnson - VP of Workforce Solutions, Somerset Community CollegeAlesa Johnson - VP of Workforce Solutions, Somerset Community College

Kevin Shearer - Russell County AttorneyKevin Shearer - Russell County Attorney 

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