Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Community Justice Council Initiatives

The Milwaukee Community Justice Council works collaboratively to accomplish things one organization cannot do alone.  Multi-agency initiatives create changes and improvements, to which ensure a fair, efficient and effective justice system.  Learn more about the Council's current initiatives below.

MacArthur Foundation Safety & Justice Challenge

The Safety & Justice Challenge represents a significant investment by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way local jurisdictions think about and use jails. Milwaukee County was among 11 communities selected to join the SJC Network in 2016.

National Institute of Corrections Evidence-Based Decision-Making Initiative

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is the practice of using research findings to inform and guide decisions across the justice system. Milwaukee County was selected to join the National Institute of Corrections Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative (EBDM) in August 2010.  

National Association of Counties (NACo) Data Driven Justice Initiative

In March of 2016, the Milwaukee Community Justice Council signed onto the Data-Driven Justice Initiative.  Read more about the initiative and a full list of resources can be found here.

Milwaukee Community Justice Council

414-276-8240 ext. 6

Mandy Potapenko, Director


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