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Polling Shows: Majority of Wisconsinites Support Youth Justice Reform
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Polling Shows: Majority of Wisconsinites Support Youth Justice Reform

Signals Strong Bipartisan Support for Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration to Rehabilitate Youth

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Wisconsin Must Include Community Input for Any Youth Transfers
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Wisconsin Must Include Community Input for Any Youth Transfers

"YJM agrees with President Hamilton that there are already enough correctional settings on the north side of Milwaukee."

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.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Lincoln Hills Continued Use of Pepper Spray, Suicide Risk Shows Youth Prison Model is Broken
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Lincoln Hills Continued Use of Pepper Spray, Suicide Risk Shows Youth Prison Model is Broken

"We know harm is being done to children at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Must Include Community, Expert Input in SRCCCY Proposal
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Must Include Community, Expert Input in SRCCCY Proposal

"It is encouraging that Milwaukee County decision-makers are committed to bringing our young people home as quickly as possible."

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.

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

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.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency

"Wisconsin should close this abusive prison immediately, and, instead, implement and scale more effective and fiscally responsible community-based options."

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.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”

"Delaying the closure of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake is unacceptable."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills

"The conditions at Lincoln Hills remain unacceptable – and life-threatening -- to the young people who are locked up inside despite orders from a federal judge to improve."

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.

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

Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure

YJM continued to advocate for alternatives to locked-door facilities while investing in close-to-home programs like mentoring and job training.

Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Judge’s OK to Lincoln Hills Settlement
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Judge’s OK to Lincoln Hills Settlement

"For years, children suffered trauma and neglect at the hands of Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections, and this settlement only begins to make things right."

Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Lincoln Hills Incident with Young Person with Appendicitis
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Lincoln Hills Incident with Young Person with Appendicitis

"Again and again, we hear stories that prove that for young people, simply being at Lincoln Hills is a risk to their lives."

Op Ed: Lincoln Hills Closed. Now What’s Needed?
Op Ed

Lincoln Hills Closed. Now What’s Needed?

Not a replacement facility. Community-based alternatives work much better, more cheaply.

Special Report: Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes
Special Report

Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes

MPD response time averages 40 minutes for non-violent crimes, 68 minutes for auto theft.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Department of Corrections Should Meet with Stakeholders in Milwaukee on Lincoln Hills
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Department of Corrections Should Meet with Stakeholders in Milwaukee on Lincoln Hills

"It is essential that the Department of Corrections visit Milwaukee to discuss the next steps after closing Lincoln Hills..."

Special Report: MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes
Special Report

MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes

But response times for all types of calls have dropped an average of 32 minutes since 2015.

Guns, Grief and Grace

Guns, Grief and Grace

Panelists, community members discuss solutions to gun violence at Public Library event.

League of Women Voters Public Program: <em>Guns, Grief & Grace in America, on Feb. 17</em>
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League of Women Voters Public Program: Guns, Grief & Grace in America, on Feb. 17

The February 17 program includes film clips and commentary from a variety of perspectives.

MPS Targets Racial Achievement Gap

MPS Targets Racial Achievement Gap

New Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement created.

“Immigrant Cultures” Topic of MATC’s Jan. 14 “Diversity Dialogues”
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“Immigrant Cultures” Topic of MATC’s Jan. 14 “Diversity Dialogues”

The community workshops are based on topics discussed in MATC’s “Introduction to Diversity Studies” course.

Can Non-Profits Make a Difference?

Can Non-Profits Make a Difference?

They've grown locally from 824 to 2,333 since 1989. Expert urges focus on social change.

Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan
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Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan

We are writing on behalf of an array of community groups to express our serious misgivings regarding the recently released draft “Public Safety Action Plan.”

Teens Produce New Online Magazine

Teens Produce New Online Magazine

Provides platform for teens, young Milwaukeeans of color.

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $35

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson
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Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

“I am honored and privileged to have the support of such wonderful community leaders and stakeholders,” said Johnson.

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to David Crowley of $25

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to David Crowley of $25

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to David Crowley of $50