Volunteers counted homeless people at shelters and under viaducts as part of Milwaukee’s “You Count” effort.
Washington Park Partners, Safe & Sound and the Milwaukee Police Department plan to use a three-year federal grant to bolster Washington Park’s crime-fighting and revitalization efforts.
The new director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative plans to focus on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties and creating a new public safety initiative, among other projects designed to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Alverno College students are working to support an orphanage that mainly serves young girls who were victims of human trafficking. They are “Hope for Nicaragua,” a benefit fundraiser for Casa Mision Santa Faz on Friday, Nov. 9.
For the past year, male juveniles from Milwaukee County sentenced to incarceration were sent four hours north to the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma, Wis. Recent changes approved by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will keep some high-risk young offenders in the county, saving taxpayers money and enabling the young men to remain closer to their families and rehabilitative resources.
The top predictor of whether a teen will reoffend is whether or not he has a strong support system. The new Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) is designed to help teens and their parents or guardians build that system together.
Safe & Sound and residents of the 2000 block of North 41st Street celebrated the transformation of a vacant lot into a mini-football field and play area for neighborhood children.
The federal Secure Communities program was created to protect communities by identifying and deporting immigrants who have broken criminal laws. However, one-third of those deported from Milwaukee County had no criminal record.
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.
More than 600 third graders from the Milwaukee Public Schools received free helmets at Winners Wear Helmets, an annual interactive and educational bike rodeo that teaches children proper bike helmet use and safety.