Milwaukee County Endorses Blueprint for Peace
"The Blueprint for Peace is an audacious plan to reduce violence and build stronger, resilient communities."
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors endorsed the City of Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace today, a comprehensive plan for interrupting conflict and reducing violence.
“This plan encompasses everything from economic development to trauma reduction, to youth development, family strengthening, and investing in neighborhoods. But this blueprint Will not be worth the paper it is written on unless we have the will as a city and a county, to implement it, and put the policies and resources behind making sure that it happens,” said Reggie Moore, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention at the City of Milwaukee.
The Blueprint for Peace is comprised of six goals and 30 strategies. The six goals are: Stop the shooting – Stop the violence; Promote healing and restorative justice; Support children, youth and families; Promote economic opportunity; Foster safe and strong neighborhoods; and Strengthen capacity and coordination of violence prevention efforts.
The Blueprint calls for “improving collaboration and alignment across sectors that are committed to violence prevention,” as a primary method of accomplishing the goals.
Milwaukee County departments such as the Department on Health and Human Services are already engaging with the City and other partners to implement the Blueprint.