By a vote of 14-4 the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a measure that will end Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers for non-violent offenders.
Wisconsin Community Services creates opportunities for offenders and ex-offenders with mental illnesses and addictions as well as high-risk youth and adults. The organization recently won the 2012 BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award at the MANDIs (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation) awards ceremony.
Nearly half of ex-offenders with mental health disorders are back in prison within two years of their release. A program offered by Legal Action of Wisconsin seeks to reduce that number by making sure that they receive all the services they are entitled to.
A new $50,000 grant awarded to Milwaukee’s Cribs for Kids enables the organization to distribute Pack ‘n Play cribs and information about safe sleeping practices to eligible families. The goal is to reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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.