Offender Success: Understanding the Purpose of the Michigan Department of Corrections

Michigan History Museum
702 W. Kalamazoo Street,
Lansing, MI 48915

Kyle Kaminski, Offender Success (Reentry) Administrator with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), will cover trends in the corrections population in Michigan, as well as discuss the approach and core programming used by the MDOC to prepare offenders to return to the community. The presentation will include a significant focus on the importance of education (GED, Vocational, and Post-Secondary) as a technique for reducing recidivism amongst offenders and the goals of the modern MDOC, which include offender employment and the removal of post-release barriers to fully reintegrating into the community.

In his role with the MDOC, Kaminski oversees prisoner education, core programming, and reentry services. In addition, he works within the Director's Office of the MDOC, where he is involved in various special projects and the strategic direction of the Department. Prior to working for the MDOC, Kaminski worked for nearly a decade in various staff roles within the Michigan Legislature.

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