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Sharlen Moore, Executive Director at Urban Underground.

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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.”
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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