As of March 3, 2015, the Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) is an independent body and is not affiliated with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or any other governmental body or institution. FCAB is an advocacy board comprised of private citizens guided by a shared concern for social justice, corrections policy, and the successful re-entry of former inmates as they return to their communities. All documents on this site pre-dating March 3, 2015 are historical and in reference to FCAB’s prior incarnation as a Wisconsin Department of Corrections affiliated citizens advisory board. Click on the History tab for a chronology of the evolution of the Board.

The information contained on this web site is purely informational and for educational purposes only; it has been obtained through publicly available resources and is not intended to be legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. The Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) is a citizen advocacy group and not a law firm. All information contained herein is subject to change without notice and may or may not be updated. It is the responsibility of the end user to independently verify the accuracy of the information and the end user acknowledges that the information may be inaccurate or incomplete and that all information is provided “as is.” By accessing the information, the end user acknowledges all of the foregoing and agrees that he or she is solely responsible for the use of the information and that he or she utilizes the information at his or her own risk.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead


Purpose, Goals, and Mission: The Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) is dedicated to advocating in behalf of reducing recidivism, enhancing re-integration, and to lowering state budget costs due to incarceration. Additionally, it is dedicated to disseminating to the lay public and to decision-makers pertinent information that can assist in achieving those goals.

Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB)
3909 N. Sherman Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Tel: (414) 442-3775
What's New

Next Board Meeting
is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

Marquette University Law School

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