The first shelter in Milwaukee County dedicated specifically to young girls coming out of sex trafficking opened recently to provide a unique kind of support.
In a recent public conversation at Marquette University’s Law School Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn said the incentives for violence outweigh the sanctions against it for a slice of Milwaukee’s population.
A new city-funded initiative to intervene before violence happens is making inroads in Garden Homes but to maximize its impact a partnership with Milwaukee police is necessary, says Ald. Ashanti Hamilton.
Neighborhood ambassadors in Garden Homes have sparked hope, mediated violence and begun to build trust in the North Side community.
The Milwaukee Police Department’s Police Ambassador program provides young adults with career training, mentorship and a chance to understand the department on a more personal level before they seek long-term employment.
The Phenomenal Men Support Group utilizes a built-to-scale trailer jail cell to encourage community youth to stay away from activities that would put them behind bars.
An innovative pilot program takes a “pay for success” approach to reducing violent crime among black teens.
Carmen Pitre’s vision, experience, history and passion have reshaped the community’s response to domestic violence, including a new Sojourner Family Peace Center slated to open in late 2015.
The Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee is calling attention to sex trafficking using startling images of children.
Both supporters and opponents of lowering the fine for marijuana possession are expressing concern that the change will send the wrong message to young Milwaukeeans about marijuana use.