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.
Milwaukee County suffers from alarming rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Nonprofit organizations and local clinics are using multiple approaches to address the problem.
As Milwaukee’s Hispanic population grows, so does the need for qualified Spanish-speaking interpreters. Trained medical interpreters contribute to better diagnosis and care for non-English speakers.
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.
A revived block club in the Borchert Field neighborhood is building better relationships with police and city officials, and improving communication between neighbors.
More than three-quarters of licensed family day care centers in four central city ZIP codes received a YoungStar rating of two out of five stars, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis. Many of these centers may be forced to close because providers can’t afford to move up the rating scale.
Black women in Milwaukee County are more likely than any other racial group to die from breast cancer, but education, early detection and peer support are beginning to make a difference in reducing mortality and improving their quality of life.
A study focusing on seven south side MPS elementary and middle schools conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service shows that Spanish-speaking students who have been in ELL classes outperform their non-ELL peers in reading and math.
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.
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.