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  • 2017 Resource Fair Dates Announced It is that time of year again and we are making arrangements to host our annual resources fairs at the following locations:Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle on May ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 12:13 PM by Justin Burkart
  • WHF Resource Fair Hotel Information The Hampton Inn has provided a link to register for the resource fair online with the special rate.  Please follow the link below to book your room for the event ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 1:03 PM by Justin Burkart
  • WHF Resource Fair Sept 27th - Registration Now Open Registration is now open for the WHF resource fair located in Riverton, Wyoming.  Please click on the "Registration" tab above or use the link below to register.  Also keep in ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 1:37 PM by Justin Burkart
  • WSP Registration is now open Registration is now open for the WSP resource fair located in Rawlins, Wyoming.  Please click on the tab "Registration" to register now.  Also keep in mind that you must complete ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 9:43 AM by Justin Burkart
  • WHCC Registration Now Open Please Register for the WHCC Resource Fair Now.  Registration will close on May 2nd at 5pm. 
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 1:40 PM by Justin Burkart
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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.

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 2017, resource fairs will be held at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute in Torrington and the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk. Please see the schedule for dates and times. 




State Institutional 
Reentry Coordinator

Justin Burkart

WY Dept. of Corrections
7076 RD 55F
Torrington, WY  82240

Work
307.532.6855

Email
justin.burkart@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.