Wabash Valley Correctional to Host Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry Academy

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 S. Old U.S. Highway 41
Carlisle, IN 47838



For Release Upon Receipt

Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050

Date: February 18, 2020

Wabash Valley Correctional to Host
Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry Academy

Carlisle, Ind. – Wabash Valley Correctional Facility invites you to experience the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry (HIRE) Academy for offenders. The academy consists of several workshops including, but not limited to, developing a resume, completing an application, interviewing, and resolving conflict. Media is invited to attend between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25th.   

Media is welcome to attend but please arrive by 7:15 a.m. ET and RSVP by 8:00 a.m. ET on February 21st to Teresa Littlejohn at tlittlejohn@idoc.in.gov

WHAT:      Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry (HIRE) Academy
WHEN:      8:00 a.m. EST, Tuesday, February 25th
WHO:        Arin Pritchard, IDOC HIRE Coordinator
WHERE:   Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
                    6908 Old US Highway 41 South
                    Carlisle, IN 47838

On the RSVP include a list of those that will be in attendance and the equipment that they are requesting authorization to bring into the facility.  That will allow time for the processing of the required gate release. 


In 2012, the state of Indiana created the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry (HIRE) program under the umbrella of the Department of Workforce Development. In 2019, as part of Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda, the program and mission moved to the Indiana Department of Correction. HIRE’s mission is to help returning citizens reintegrate into society by providing workforce readiness training and partnering with Indiana businesses to create a pipeline of skilled workers.

The HIRE Academy is an important part of the process when it comes to preparing incarcerated individuals to return to the community.  It gives a unique opportunity for participants to address their questions in an open platform, as well as practice their interview skills.

Learn more about the HIRE Initiative on our website.        

WVCF Visitor Processing Entrance

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Visitor Entrance


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