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Mark Mertens

Mark Mertens, Administrator of Milwaukee County Delinquency and Court Services, and stakeholders of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

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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.

MKE County: Youth Corrections Proposal Sent To State
MKE County

Youth Corrections Proposal Sent To State

Unlike Lincoln Hllls, proposed center emphasizes treatment and programming, not punishment.

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.

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.

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.

MKE County: County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons
MKE County

County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons

Won’t be “a prison,” they say, promising humane alternative to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

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.

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.

Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model
Press Release

Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model

Using a community-based, evidence-driven approach, Milwaukee County seeks to change lives and build community through its approach to youth justice

Rep. Bowen to host Emergency Public Forum on Juvenile Corrections Reform
Press Release

Rep. Bowen to host Emergency Public Forum on Juvenile Corrections Reform

Calls for immediate solutions to reduce youth recidivism