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March 25th, 2019 - Behavioral Health and Police Collaborate on Crisis Assessment Response Teams

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.


January 30th, 2019 - MacArthur Foundation's Safety & Justice Challenge Phase III Announcement

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.


Milwaukee Community Justice Council

414-276-8240 ext. 6

Mandy Potapenko, Director


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