Quarterly Consultations

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Federal statute 45 CFR 400.5(h) requires State Refugee Coordinators to hold consultations with representatives of local refugee Resettlement Agencies (RA), community service agencies and other agencies serving refugees, no less than quarterly, to plan and coordinate local refugee resettlement processes. Historically, the State Refugee Coordinator in Wisconsin has met this federal requirement by meeting with the Refugee Advisory Committee (RAC), composed of representatives from refugee Resettlement Agencies, mutual assistance associations, community-based organizations, state agencies, Wisconsin Works (W-2) and Income Maintenance agencies and some ad-hoc members. RAC members advise the State Refugee Coordinator on a variety of issues related to refugee resettlement in Wisconsin.

To ensure the most appropriate plans for the placement of refugees in their respective areas, local RAs are required to conduct their own Quarterly Consultation with local officials, stakeholders, and public. The location of the Quarterly Consultations take place in the major resettlement areas of the state: Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton and Oshkosh, Green Bay, and Wausau. During the Quarterly Consultation, the State Refugee Coordinator or their representative provides a report on current refugee resettlement in the U.S. and in Wisconsin. Presentations on various topics related to refugee resettlement in Wisconsin and the U.S. are also provided.  Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and to network with other refugee resettlement stakeholders.

To learn when and where the next Quarterly Consultation will take place, or to receive regular updates and news about upcoming Quarterly Consultations, please contact your local RA.