City of Milwaukee Health Department
Press Release

City of Milwaukee offers its Support to Camille Mays and Family

The Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention calls on the community to come together for justice in this case and an end gun violence in our city.

By - Nov 13th, 2019 12:05 pm

MILWAUKEE – Today we mourn the loss of another life in our city.  This particular tragedy hits close to the hearts of city officials that have worked with Camille over the years.  Mayor Tom Barrett, Health Commissioner Dr. Jeanette Kowalik and Violence Prevention Director Reggie Moore offer their deepest sympathies to Camille and her family during this extremely difficult time.  We stand with community activists, agencies, and others in demanding justice for the murder of Darnell Woodard.  We encourage the community to share any information that can lead to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible.

As a long-time community advocate, Camille has worked with many families in our city who have been touched by violence or other forms of tragedy. Often, Camille is one of the first people called to provide guidance and support in times of crisis. Today, she needs and deserves our support. We ask that anyone with information to call the Milwaukee Crime Stoppers tipline at: 414-224-TIPS. Calls are completely confidential and anonymous. There are financial rewards offered for credible tips that lead to an arrest or conviction.

The City of Milwaukee, through its comprehensive approach to violence prevention, remains committed to addressing gun violence in our community through prevention and enforcement.  No violence in our city is prevented without partnerships with groups and individuals like Camille and very few crimes are solved without the engagement of residents. We ask that everyone join us in doing everything possible to stop any further gun violence in our city. No parent should have to bury a child and we must all be accountable for ensuring that no other family has to.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention takes a public health approach to preventing and reducing violence through partnerships that strengthen youth, families, and neighborhoods. In 2017, OVP facilitated a community-wide effort to develop and launch Milwaukee’s first comprehensive violence prevention plan, known as the Blueprint for Peace. The Blueprint contains six (6) goals and 30 strategies prioritized by Milwaukee residents for making Milwaukee a safe and resilient city where the lives of all residents are valued, promoted, and protected. For more information visit:

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