Milwaukee County’s goal is to enrich your life by providing essential services that meet your needs and those of your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends.
Milwaukee County's mission is to provide high-quality, responsive services that enhance self-sufficiency, personal safety, economic opportunity and quality of life for its entire people.
Milwaukee County is home to over 950,000 people living in one of 19 communities, which range in size from the City of Milwaukee, with 595,000 residents, to the Village of River Hills, with roughly 1,600 residents.
Still a manufacturing stronghold, the region features 16 Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of others in the financial services, medical device, hospitality and retailing industries.
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Home to Stay is a monthly resource-rich event to support the unique challenges individuals and their families face when returning to the community from periods of incarceration. Following the First Wednesdays model from Lucas County, Ohio, Home to Stay occurs the first Wednesday of every month from 11am-2pm. Home to Stay brings together employers and resource providers covering a wide range of services for successful reentry.
Authentic, meaningful community engagement is a long-term process, not a one-time event. It requires intentionality, time, trust and relationship-building. Over the course of time, the CJC has created opportunities for diverse perspectives to be shared and heard, and has worked to ensure collaborative, transparent decision-making processes around criminal justice policy and practice.
In February 2017, Policy Research Inc (PRI) led two train-the-trainer sessions, equipping 30 representatives from the behavioral health and criminal justice systems with the material and skills to train their peers. Training topics include basic facts about trauma and its effects, how trauma manifests itself, as well as the concepts of trauma-informed responses and systems.
In honor of April being Second Chance Month, CJC Community Engagement Coordinator, Dakota Crowell, interviewed Erik to share his story about his return to the community.
The interactions between police and individuals with mental health concerns have become increasingly entangled. For example, police officers are often the first contact for social services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Training officers on how to approach these crisis situations is critical to ensure safety for the individual in crisis, the involved officers, and the larger community.
By way of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge has awarded Milwaukee County $2.3 million in recognition of the promise of work to date and to support the county's continued progress over the next two years. With this grant, Milwaukee County will advance multiple strategies aimed at reducing unnecessary use of the local jail and strengthening community engagement.
633 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 406, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mandy Potapenko, Director
414-276-8240 ext. 114
Established in 1835, Milwaukee County is home to more than 950,000 residents and is the hub of the 37th largest regional economy in the United States.
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