DVR Now Presentation - Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative

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DVR Projects and
Initiatives
Meredith Dressell
Linda Cottington
8/28/2012
Ellie Hartman
Projects/Initiatives
Projects
Not Statewide
Focus on specialized
group of DVR Consumers
Includes Partnerships
New pattern of service
Initiatives
Statewide Availability
Can be used by all (or
large group) of DVR
Consumers
Sustainable over long
term
Proven results
Projects
How do we decide?
Is it new?
Is it transferable?
Is it a project to assist with a state plan goal?
Will it have an impact for a number of consumers?
Is it sustainable?
Current Projects
REDI-Walgreen's
Independent Living Innovation and Expansion X 8
Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
Project Search
Let’s Get to Work!
Wrap Around Milwaukee
PROMISE GRANT * NEW
REDI-Walgreen’s
Emphasis-Employment skills training leading to
Employment with corporate partners (4 weeks)
Locations-Milwaukee County, Oconomowoc, West Bend,
Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison
Total of 17 sites
Number of hires statewide: 54 (46 hired by Walgreens and 3
with another employer) Success rate: 72%
Number of graduates statewide: 75
IL Innovation and Expansion
Emphasis-Employment skills training or services
to fill service gap with focus on peer provided
services
Location-8 IL Centers
Number of Consumers-200+
Statewide Expansion-Some projects will expand based on
need-Project is statewide. Focus: Assistive Tech, Financial
Literacy, Transition, Peer Support.
Individual Placement and Support
(IPS)
Emphasis-Integration of employment in mental
health services
Location-LaCrosse, Marathon, Washington Counties (others)
Grant from Johnson & Johnson/Darmouth College
Number of Consumers-150+.
Statewide Expansion-Yes county by county, or regionally
Evidenced based; fidelity model.
IPS Consumer Video
• http://www.percthinkwork.org/resources/ite
m/steves-story-job-search-challenges-andsuccess
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKX9Tdpn0E
Project Search
Emphasis-Employment Skills taught on-site with
support leading to Employment
Locations- Appleton , Madison, Milwaukee, Marshfield ,
Menominee and Waukesha (7 sites total)
Number of Consumers-140 grads since 2008
Current (2013-2014) Number of Interns – 60
Outcomes: 87% of 2012-2013 Interns are Employed
(Average 25 hours/week).
Statewide Expansion-Yes
Wrap Around Milwaukee
Emphasis: Advocates assist DVR consumers in resolving life
issues which may have created barriers to obtaining and
maintaining employment.
Pilot in Milwaukee with two contracted agencies: La Causa
(Transition age) and The Bridge (Adult)
First year goal is 15 referrals enrolled and served by each
agency.
Let’s Get to Work!
Emphasis-Early exposure to employment while still in
high school
Locations- Kewaunee (Luxemberg-Casco, Algoma), Oconomowoc,
Holmen, Manitowoc, Grafton, Rhinelander, Stoughton, West Allis,
New Auburn
Number of Consumers-45 to date
Statewide Expansion-Yes
Also created Youth OJT
Initiatives
How do we decide?
Is it a new or ongoing collaboration?
Is it a project to assist with a required benchmark?
Will it have an impact for most consumers?
Is there a track record or data on the initiative?
American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (AIVR)
Emphasis: an Initiative designed to assist tribal governments to
develop or increase their capacity to provide Vocational
Rehabilitation services in a culturally relevant manner.
DVR collaboration with tribes (GLITC) to provide on site skill
training to consumers.
Train and Place model: goal is for opportunities for tribal
employment in the gaming, hospitality and hotel/food
industries or other businesses based.
Statewide expansion – yes . Now expanding to 3 additional
locations.
On the Job Training (OJT)
Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR
DVR pays 50% of wages for first 90 days
One page agreement
1296 consumers used OJT since 2009/ 183 Transition Youth
in FFY 2013
81%+ success rate
Youth On the Job Training (Y-OJT)
Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR for
Youth
DVR pays at least 50% of wages for first 500 hours of
permanent employment
One page agreement
Part of Let’s Get to Work Project
Made available to all youth served by DVR
State Internships
Emphasis-Training wages paid by DVR
DVR pays 50% of wages for LTE placement
One page agreement
Many consumers directly hired after state internship since
2009 with the others having transferable skills for job placement
13 agencies have signed MOU with DVR
What is new?
Pending Projects in Development
Call Center Train and Place
PROMISE GRANT – 5 Year Initiative
Expansion of Wrap Around Services
Soft Skills Training
Wisconsin PROMISE Grant
Promoting Readiness of Minors
in Supplemental Security Income
US Department of Education
FFY 14-19
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Partnerships must include:
• Medicaid
• Long Term Care
• Mental Health
Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families
(W-2)
• Vocational
Rehabilitation
• Workforce
Development
• Youth Programs
Special Education
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Wisconsin PROMISE Grant
SSI Youth (14 to 16) and their families
Recruitment/Enrollment: 2,000 youth and their families over a
two year period starting 2/1/14
Demonstration Grant: 1,000 control (services as usual); 1,000
treatment
TREATMENT
Case
Management
(DVR-IRIS)
Career/Workbased
experiences
Benefits/work
incentives/financi
al literacy
Wrap around Family Services: Parent Training and Information
Evaluation
Partner Coordination (Data Sharing)
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What if I have an idea?
Resources:
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/service_providers/resources/default.htm
[email protected]
Thank You!
Meredith Dressel
Assistant Bureau of Consumer Services Director
608-261-0075
[email protected]
Linda Cottington
Program Development
608-266-0177
[email protected]
Ellie Hartman
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