Resource Fairs

What is a Resource Fair?

The Offender Resource Fair is your chance to participate in an important event that will assist inmates in gaining crucial information about accessing existing community resources before they are released. Participants will be able to set up booths where they can provide information about their services and answer questions from inmates who will be attending the fair and ‘browsing’ the booths.

This event was developed by one of our Transition from Prison to Community (TPC) workgroups. TPC was a statewide initiative focused on transitioning inmates back to the community in a safe, effective manner following incarceration with the Department of Corrections. Membership in the workgroup behind this event consists of state, local, and community leaders who have an interest in public safety.

TPC has identified several issues that impede successful inmate transition, among them, lack of awareness and access to the many community resources available to offenders. 

With resources fairs, we are able to close that gap. Inmates will have the opportunity to speak with providers face to face. The event is much like a job fair.  Each provider will have a table and inmates will have the opportunity to visit each provider to gain information.

When and Where?

We have three resource fairs a year, rotating between the five Department of Correction facilities. Typically, resource fairs are in April/May, June/July and September. For 2018, resource fairs will be held at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton on June 20th and the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.  


Deputy
Reentry Program Manager

Severn Shores

Work
307.532.6855

Email
severn.shores@wyo.gov


Reentry Programming Assistant


Nelly Hernandez

WMCI
7076 RD 55F
Torrington, WY  82240

Work
307.532.6600 ext 225

Email
nelly.hernandez@wyo.gov



Once you have completed your Resource Fair Clearance Form, please fax to 307.532.6655 or scan and email to nelly.hernandez@wyo.gov

You must be cleared by DOC prior to attending any Resource Fair.  The clearance will last for a 1 year period so you will only need to complete the form once a year for the purpose of the resource fair.