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Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses
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Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses

Federal grant will support DHHS Behavior Health Division’s Wraparound Milwaukee program to connect young adults to employment, education and housing opportunities

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 Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

County Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

Tells state it can renovate county Juvenile Justice Center to house children now in state prisons.

Supervisor Martin Supports Plan to Upgrade, Repair Youth Facilities
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Supervisor Martin Supports Plan to Upgrade, Repair Youth Facilities

"It is important to have our kids close to home and close to their families while receiving culturally relevant treatment that meets their needs."

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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County’s submission for State funding proposes a transformative approach to youth justice by developing a continuum of responsive services, including residential setting development

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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division Recognize Mental Health Month
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division Recognize Mental Health Month

Community partners across the county will host free events throughout the month of May

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

Asks state for $41.4 million to build secure residential center for youth now at Lincoln Hills.

Milwaukee County Submits Proposal and Renderings for New SRCCCY
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Milwaukee County Submits Proposal and Renderings for New SRCCCY

Proposal signifies a step forward for Milwaukee County in Project Rise movement to reform youth justice system

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.

Milwaukee County Provides More Than $2 Million in Support for St. Anthony Place, Opening Today to Support the Formerly Homeless
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Milwaukee County Provides More Than $2 Million in Support for St. Anthony Place, Opening Today to Support the Formerly Homeless

St. Anthony Place is a huge step in Milwaukee County’s effort to end chronic homelessness in our community and provide permanent, supportive housing for those in need

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.

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.

MKE County: County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing
MKE County

County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing

Seeks to build secured residential center for youth in Milwaukee.

Youth Justice Milwaukee Hosts Successful Roundtable with Elected Leaders on Youth Justice Reform
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Hosts Successful Roundtable with Elected Leaders on Youth Justice Reform

In a roundtable with local officials, Youth Justice Milwaukee shared vision for investing in youth, nonresidential community programs

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions

"Expanding access to affordable health care for Wisconsin residents is a top priority for our administration."

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

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Announces Brian McBride as New Director of Wraparound Milwaukee
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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Announces Brian McBride as New Director of Wraparound Milwaukee

McBride to continue focus on strength-based, individualized approach to care

Mary Jo Meyers Receives Unanimous Approval from County Board to Head Department of Health and Human Services
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Mary Jo Meyers Receives Unanimous Approval from County Board to Head Department of Health and Human Services

County Executive Chris Abele thanks the board for its support and thanks Meyers for her continued service and leadership

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Mary Jo Meyers
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Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Mary Jo Meyers

Health and Human Needs Committee votes 5-0 in favor of confirming acting head of County Department of Health and Human Services

County Executive Abele Promotes Mary Jo Meyers to Serve as Director of Health and Human Services
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County Executive Abele Promotes Mary Jo Meyers to Serve as Director of Health and Human Services

Meyers, a 33 year County employee, Will Continue County’s Successful Efforts on Collaborative, Community-Based, Trauma-Informed Care