Allison Dikanovic

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Special Report: New York’s After Care Program Helps Youth
Special Report

New York’s After Care Program Helps Youth

Mentors youth offenders after they finish placement in community facilities. Last in a series.

Special Report: Building Trust Can Help Juvenile Offenders
Special Report

Building Trust Can Help Juvenile Offenders

How Milwaukee can learn from juvenile offender programs in NYC. Second in series.

Special Report: How New York Handles Juvenile Justice
Special Report

How New York Handles Juvenile Justice

"Close to Home" program could provide model for Wisconsin. First in a series.

Three Years Later, Sherman Park Rising?

Three Years Later, Sherman Park Rising?

Key issues to consider three years after the 2016 upheaval shook the neighborhood.

Camp Reunites Jailed Mothers With Kids

Camp Reunites Jailed Mothers With Kids

Camp Reunite brings children to visit their imprisoned mothers in friendly setting at Taycheedah prison.

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

Three key developments affecting Wisconsin’s troubled youth correctional facilities.

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

Abele administration says state plan lacks adequate funding, won’t rehabilitate youth.

A One-Stop Shop for Ex-Prisoners

A One-Stop Shop for Ex-Prisoners

New program Home to Stay offers array of services to help ex-cons rebuild their lives.

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

A primer on how state’s youth prisons will be changed. Or not.

2019 MANDI Nominee: Running Rebels Serves 1,500 Youth a Year
2019 MANDI Nominee

Running Rebels Serves 1,500 Youth a Year

Creating Violence Free Zones, finding the best in kids.

2019 MANDI Nominee: We Build Communities, Not Just Buildings
2019 MANDI Nominee

We Build Communities, Not Just Buildings

Welford Sanders enterprise center seeks to build a thriving community in King Dr. area.

Report Shows How to Handle Youth Offenders

Report Shows How to Handle Youth Offenders

As county looks for local approach to replace Lincoln Hills, could learn from New York’s success.

Alma Center Battles Recidivism

Alma Center Battles Recidivism

North Side community group’s program aims to help ex-offenders, curb crime.

North’s Students March for Black Lives Matter

North’s Students March for Black Lives Matter

200 students join protest. “We deserve to feel safe in our own skin!”

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

Northwest side facility planned as part of model program to reduce recidivism.

Summit Aims to Prevent Human Trafficking

Summit Aims to Prevent Human Trafficking

Third Annual "Stay Out the Game” summit at North Side YMCA trained youth how to resist traffickers.

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Asks Evers for increased accountability, mental health resources and re-entry support.

MPS Crisis Team Helps Students With Trauma

MPS Crisis Team Helps Students With Trauma

Group of school psychologists, social workers and counselors respond when student or teacher dies.

Sculpture of Community Self-portraits Unveiled

Sculpture of Community Self-portraits Unveiled

Next Mitchell Street library artist-in-residence announced.

New Residential Treatment Facility Opens

New Residential Treatment Facility Opens

Youth who might have gone to Lincoln Hills now at county’s Bakari Center, with aim to reduce recidivism.

King Students Respond to Baraboo Hate Message

King Students Respond to Baraboo Hate Message

In photo students of various races, ethnicities, religions signal peace and love.

Government Caused Segregation, Author Charges

Government Caused Segregation, Author Charges

“The Color of Law” writer Richard Rothstein speaks at MATC, galvanizes listeners.

Intergenerational Conversation Builds Community

Intergenerational Conversation Builds Community

Residents of all ages shared ideas on building the kind of community they’d like to see

The Assets of Avenues West

The Assets of Avenues West

Project interviewed residents on ways to strengthen neighborhood.

Harvard Author Explains Plague of Evictions

Harvard Author Explains Plague of Evictions

At Boswell Books, MacArthur "Genius" discusses 16,000 people in city evicted annually.

Seeking Solutions to Human Trafficking

Seeking Solutions to Human Trafficking

Task force looks to build awareness and find solutions to trafficking and the sex trade.

Milwaukee Ranks High In Human Trafficking

Milwaukee Ranks High In Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking victims and numbers purchasing sex is "mind-blowing." Special report, first in a series.

Lil Vic Spreads Positive Message

Lil Vic Spreads Positive Message

The 12-year-old rapper's message to his city is beyond his years. “Milwaukee should be a positive place, not all these shootings,” he said.

New Milwaukee Marathon Includes Central City

New Milwaukee Marathon Includes Central City

Inaugural marathon, October 31-November 1, takes runners through many city neighborhoods.

A Shelter For Women Caught in Sex Trade

A Shelter For Women Caught in Sex Trade

Grateful Girls Safe Haven helps prostitutes and those targeted by human trafficking.

Festival Features Bronzeville’s History

Festival Features Bronzeville’s History

Bronzeville Arts & Cultural Festival featured culture, arts and entertainment and of course commerce.

Bike Ride Unites Riverwest and Harambee

Bike Ride Unites Riverwest and Harambee

More than 100 participants join 53212 Unity Ride.

The Real Story of Milwaukee’s Homeless

The Real Story of Milwaukee’s Homeless

New documentary follows their trail, finds city has some of "the best homeless outreach cops" in any city.

Our Children “Are Not For Sale”

Our Children “Are Not For Sale”

Local coalition uses shocking ads on bus shelters and vending machines to combat human trafficking.

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Middle school students targeted drug dealing, worked with police to improve Washington Park area.