Since August, some area teens have been participating in Speak Out, a program that focuses on the damage sexual violence causes to victims, their families and friends. Students recently participated in a Bystander Intervention program at the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club to learn how to help others stay safe.
With the Violence Against Women Act up for reauthorization this year, advocates for Latino victims of domestic violence such as the UMOS Latina Resource Center fear undocumented women may lose the ability to escape their abusers.
Jason Mishelow, senior attorney and CFO of Centro Legal, provides low-cost legal help to families who cannot afford high legal fees. Centro Legal specializes in family law cases, domestic violence issues and misdemeanor criminal offenses.
Milwaukee Police Department District 2, which includes Clarke Square, recently recognized block watch captains and members at a Block Watch Captains Award Dinner. District 2 has 214 block watches, more than any other district in the city.
Hundreds of youth and neighborhood activists were recently invited to a showing of “The Interrupters,” a documentary film about a group that works in the streets of Chicago to stop violence as it occurs.
Public safety was a hot topic as community members met recently to hear updates on the Quality of Life plan goals in Lindsay Heights, including the announcement of a $5,000 grant to improve safety.
Aldermen from the 12th and 14th districts have agreed to change parking restrictions that prevent residents on South 6th, 11th and 16th streets from parking near their homes in the winter.
Nearly 75 percent of Milwaukee central city residents interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service said they will feel less safe after a new law takes effect that allows those with a permit to carry concealed weapons.
Brown Street Academy is going green with a new schoolyard under construction this fall. The renovated playground will promote nature-focused and interactive learning in an outdoor space that children can use year-round.
Two new reports presented at LISC’s Community Development Symposium find that there is progress in Milwaukee, despite the difficult economy and other discouraging trends. Much more, they argue, needs to be done.