Teens shared their experiences with gun violence and learned about drug abuse at the annual Neighborhood House of Milwaukee summit.
In response to recent anti-immigrant federal actions, local immigrants and advocates are organizing a “Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees” to protest the implementation of policies they say would criminalize non-citizens.
Crime in the Amani neighborhood has decreased at greater rates than the city, a trend residents, local agencies and law enforcement attribute to resident engagement and relationships.
Safe Zones, a community policing initiative that emerged from Dontre Hamilton’s shooting death in 2014, has worked to combat violence and conflict in two challenged neighborhoods — with documented success.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s decision to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the August killing of Sylville K. Smith earned cautious praise from neighborhood residents and community leaders, but some say prosecutors didn’t go far enough.
Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention, hopes to combat violence in Milwaukee and use his leadership skills to create change.
The city’s Office of Violence Prevention recently brought together a cross section of Milwaukeeans to launch a planning process to reduce violence.
During a panel discussion of individuals involved in Cincinnati’s 15-year-long police reform effort, Milwaukee leaders and residents expressed the need to bring all parties to the table to improve relations between police and the community.
UMOS Latina Resource Center hosted a candlelight vigil where staff and supporters gathered to name the 53 women killed by domestic violence this year.
The visit of social justice leaders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors to UW-Milwaukee demonstrated the shift of Black Lives Matter from an Internet hashtag to an in-person call to action.