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.
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 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.
For decades, the look of historic Cesar Chavez Drive, once known as S. 16th Street, remained unchanged.
Journey House and Longfellow, both in Clarke Square, use decades-old facilities and deal with similar problems, but that will soon change.