Although they already face obstacles, the real challenge for young people in New York’s youth justice system comes when they return home. Leaders say “aftercare’ helps ensure their success.
Advocates say the key to New York’s Close to Home initiative involves a shift from the traditional idea of “corrections” for young people.
The closing of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons will affect the future of our state’s most vulnerable youths. Many leaders say New York is a model for how young people should be treated. We travel to the Big Apple to see if there are lessons we can learn for Milwaukee.
Three years ago, unrest in Sherman Park put the neighborhood-and our city-in the national spotlight. But what’s happened to the community since then? That’s the question we seek to answer this week – and our focus for the remainder of the year.
Three years ago this week, unrest in Sherman Park put the neighborhood-and our city-in the national spotlight. But what’s happened to the community since then? That’s the question we seek to answer this week – and our focus for the remainder of the year. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s vehicles patrol Sherman Park as park-goers enjoy the […]
The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a project of the Zilber Family Foundation, recently drew to a close. The 10-year initiative worked to improve the quality of life in Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The foundation is a key funder of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park were at a tipping point in 2011, when they were selected to participate in the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. Since then, they have moved in a positive direction.
Since the late philanthropist Joe Zilber selected it as one of three neighborhoods where the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative would invest $50 million over 10 years, Clarke Square residents and leaders have seen positive changes.
The 10-year Zilber Neighborhood Initiative ended this summer and Lindsay Heights leaders say most of the plan’s goals have been met or are on the way to completion.
Response times for non-violent crimes average more than 40 minutes, though in some cases are much longer, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis of Milwaukee Police Department dispatch data. The average response time for a stolen vehicle is 68 minutes.