City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Our core mission is to promote and preserve life.

“Like many cities across the country, violence has caused injury and trauma for individuals, families and neighborhood...
06/22/2019
Ascension St. Joseph is Offering Free Gun Locks to Promote Safety in Milwaukee

“Like many cities across the country, violence has caused injury and trauma for individuals, families and neighborhoods across Milwaukee. Over the past year, Ascension Wisconsin has committed to better understanding what the community deeply cares about and residents have shared their ideas about how we can improve the health of the community together.

One theme that emerged from this engagement process was the importance of a safe community. According to the 2018 City of Milwaukee Community Health Survey Report, respondents rated violence or crime as one of their top community health issues.

In addition to the free gun locks, Ascension St. Joseph is working with the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention (MHDOVP) on its 414 LIFE Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace initiative.” - Milwaukee Courier

Like many cities across the country, violence has caused injury and trauma for individuals, families and neighborhoods across Milwaukee. Over the past year, Ascension Wisconsin has committed to bet…

Final preparation with emergency department for expansion of 414 LIFE to St Joseph’s Hospital. Violence Interruptors w...
06/21/2019

Final preparation with emergency department for expansion of 414 LIFE to St Joseph’s Hospital. Violence Interruptors will begin supporting shooting victims and their families at Ascension hospitals starting next month.

“For the past 19 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics have collabora...
06/21/2019
On June 21, you should ask parents of your kids' friends if they have guns in their house. Here's how.

“For the past 19 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics have collaborated to encourage parents to ask the parents of their children's friends if they have guns in their houses before allowing them to visit for play dates. The reason? One in three homes with children have guns. Three in four children from ages 5 to 14 know where those guns are located. And 80% of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under the age of 15 occur in homes.

“We have to do a better job of education around gun safety and storage and take that seriously,” said Reggie Moore, director of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention. - JSOnline

Two groups encourage parents to ask parents of their children's friends if there are guns in the house before allowing them to go on play dates.

Kids and Guns: When tragedy strikes next door and Milwaukee neighbors join in support | The Milwaukee Independent
06/19/2019
Kids and Guns: When tragedy strikes next door and Milwaukee neighbors join in support | The Milwaukee Independent

Kids and Guns: When tragedy strikes next door and Milwaukee neighbors join in support | The Milwaukee Independent

Kids and Guns: When tragedy strikes next door and Milwaukee neighbors join in support Posted by Reggie Jackson | Jun 19, 2019 | Columns, Reggie Jackson | Yesterday, on Tuesday, June 18, a tragedy struck at the home of one of my neighbors. A precious 5 year-old boy had found a gun and accidentally ki...

'We just lost him so soon': Family mourns fallen MPD officer
06/19/2019
'We just lost him so soon': Family mourns fallen MPD officer

'We just lost him so soon': Family mourns fallen MPD officer

NewsLocal News Actions Facebook Tweet Email 'We just lost him so soon': Family mourns fallen MPD officer Posted: 9:42 PM, Jun 18, 2019 Updated: 2019-06-19 02:42:39Z By: Lauren Linder Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her had a long career ahead of him in a job he dreamed of pursuing from the time he was....

"We need to really understand the risk that people who work in public service take, the sacrifices they make for the goo...
06/19/2019
Milwaukee police have lost four officers in one year, with no time to heal from trauma

"We need to really understand the risk that people who work in public service take, the sacrifices they make for the good of the community," said Reggie Moore, Director of the city’s Office of Violence Prevention.

"When we talk about the impact of compounded trauma, we see it in young people in our communities that have lost multiple friends to gun violence.”

"There's normal stages that individuals, families and communities go through when they experience trauma and loss," Moore said.

"And when you don't have time to fully go through those stages without another traumatic event happening, you never really feel as if you fully mourn, honor and heal from the previous loss."

In Milwaukee, city worker Bryan Rodriguez, 54, was filling a pothole when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver; Andrew Tyler, a 71-year-old crossing guard also was killed in a hit-and-run crash; and Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz, 64, a city home inspector was fatally shot on duty during a carjacking attempt. - Journal Sentinel

The deaths of Officers Kou Her and John Hetland have devastated a law enforcement community already reeling from earlier losses.

06/18/2019
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06/15/2019

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Dr. Kweku Ramel Akyirefi Blaquesmith and Muneebah Abdullah provide training in mental and behavioral health for 414 Viol...
06/14/2019

Dr. Kweku Ramel Akyirefi Blaquesmith and Muneebah Abdullah provide training in mental and behavioral health for 414 Violence Interruption team. #414LIFE

06/11/2019

Recap from Wear Orange MKE 2019 Press Conference

“Gun violence is a crisis that our country is facing. Organizations such as the American Medical Association have proc...
06/11/2019
Rep. Robyn Vining Supports “Wear Orange” for Gun Violence Prevention

“Gun violence is a crisis that our country is facing. Organizations such as the American Medical Association have proclaimed gun violence to be a public health issue, and the people of Wisconsin and the nation have called for this pervasive violence to end.” - Rep Robyn Vining

"Gun violence is a crisis that our country is facing."

Community Justice Action Fund
06/11/2019
Community Justice Action Fund

Community Justice Action Fund

“The devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America is a national shame. These deaths devastate families, traumatize communities and should provoke an outcry for change. The goal of our research is to help educate the public and policymakers, spur action and aid community leaders already working to end this crisis.” - Violence Policy Center's Josh Sugarmann

Funding opportunity for youth programming in Sherman Park neighborhood. Please share. https://www.greatermilwaukeefounda...
06/08/2019
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Thriving Communities: Sherman Park RFP

Funding opportunity for youth programming in Sherman Park neighborhood. Please share. https://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grant-seekers/other-grant-opportunities/shermanpark-rfp/

In 2018 the Greater Milwaukee Foundation led a 9-month community engagement process in Sherman Park East to understand residents’ needs and concerns. At the completion of that process, an advisory council made of Sherman Park residents and community leaders determined that the Foundation should in...

06/06/2019

Last night another child in our community has been injured due to senseless gun violence. Today is National Wear Orange Day Against Gun Violence. The Office of Violence Prevention will speak to the need to end the injury and murder of children in our city along with our partners from Wave, WestCare, elected officials and youth. Please share.

Join us for:
National Gun Violence Prevention Rally and Wear Orange Kick Off

Today, Thursday June 6, 2019; 2pm at WestCare Wisconsin 335 W. Wright St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

SPEAKERS:
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes
Senator Chris Larson
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Reggie Moore - Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention
Derrick Rogers – Office of Violence Prevention 414Life
Olu Sijuwade - WAVE Educational Fund
Debra Gillispie - Mother's Against Gun Violence
Khary Penebaker - Moms Demand Action WI
Westcare Youth Action Council members
Tatiana Washington - Team Enough
Heidi Rose - WAVE Educational Fund

BUILDINGS TURNING ORANGE:

At night, buildings and signs across the country will be “going orange.” Here in Wisconsin, many places, including Miller Park, Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County Historical Society, General Mitchell Airport, Gas Light Building and others will help turn the night sky orange.


WEAR ORANGE EVENTS IN MILWAUKEE:

Wear Orange Community Garden Event “Surviving and Thriving”
Friday June 7th; 4pm - 7pm
Scooter’s Garden of Hope - 2464 N. Buffum, Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee community along with gun violence survivors and local youth will be creating a Healing Hope garden on Friday evening. This garden will be a space for survivors and the community to come to heal, find solace or leisurely tend the garden.

Wear Orange Community Celebration Event
Saturday June 8; 12pm - 3pm
Northside YMCA - 1350 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205

This will be a free community event with live music, a 5-game variety basketball tournament, interactive art, ninja obstacle course, carnival games, kids entertainment and community resource tables.

This morning the Milwaukee Police Department will conduct presentation on current crime statistics and trends during the...
06/06/2019

This morning the Milwaukee Police Department will conduct presentation on current crime statistics and trends during the Public Safety and Health Committee this morning from 9am-11am at City Hall Room 301-B. You can also watch live online at City Channel 25

http://milwaukee.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=2

Please view and share latest update from City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention.
06/04/2019
PREVENTION WORKS

Please view and share latest update from City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention.

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Please read and share. Talk to the kids in your life about the dangers of social media and apps.
06/02/2019
Pedophiles are using these apps to target children

Please read and share. Talk to the kids in your life about the dangers of social media and apps.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Parents beware. There are adults actively engaging children online. Law enforcement says the predators try to win the child's trust and then meet them anywhere they can to engage in sexual activities.

Workplace safety is critical whether you work in a school, hospital, church, day care, etc. Work shouldn’t be a war zo...
06/01/2019
The victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting

Workplace safety is critical whether you work in a school, hospital, church, day care, etc. Work shouldn’t be a war zone. Praying peace for the friends and family of those lost.

Eleven of the victims were city employees, and one was a contractor, police said.

Everytown for Gun Safety
06/01/2019
Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety

The twelve victims of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center have been identified. Eleven were city workers, and one was a contractor filing a permit. Americans should be able to go to work without the fear of gun violence.

”In the city of Milwaukee Black Therapists are not as scarce as one might think..”
05/31/2019
The Faces of Black Therapists - Milwaukee Community Journal

”In the city of Milwaukee Black Therapists are not as scarce as one might think..”

“Stop crying you not sad” “why you not smiling” “why are you mad all the time, go to sleep” “you must be crazy or something” “therapy is for white people” These are some of the statements I have heard spoken to Africans Americans of all ages in regards to therapy. The stigma for ...

“A new initiative by City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention has hired a team of  "Violence Interrupters" from...
05/31/2019
'Violence Interrupters' work to prevent gun violence

“A new initiative by City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention has hired a team of "Violence Interrupters" from the community, in hopes of stopping shootings before they happen.

It's a strategy called for In Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace.” - TMJ4 #414LIFE #gunsdownmiltown #safesummermke

NewsLocal News Actions Facebook Tweet Email 'Violence Interrupters' work to prevent gun violence in Milwaukee Posted: 10:17 PM, May 30, 2019 Updated: 2019-05-31 03:17:25Z By: Tom Durian 'Violence Interrupters' work to prevent gun violence in Milwaukee A new initiative by Milwaukee's Office of Violen...

For those committed to addressing racial and health disparities in Wisconsin please read this report. The public must de...
05/31/2019
Murphy’s Law: State Ranks 2nd for Black Homicide Victims

For those committed to addressing racial and health disparities in Wisconsin please read this report. The public must demand support for Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace which contains specific strategies proven to prevent and reduce violence. This report underscores the urgency. Please share.

“The devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on black men, boys, women, and girls in America is a national shame,” VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann declares. “These deaths devastate families, traumatize communities, and should provoke an outcry for change.” - Violence Policy Center

#414LIFE #gunsdownmiltown

Study finds Wisconsin has nearly double the national rate and 91% killed with guns.

“Over the weekend, there were no gun-related homicides and six non-fatal shootings.Milwaukee's Violence Prevention Dir...
05/29/2019
Milwaukee sees reduction in homicides, shootings during Memorial Day weekend

“Over the weekend, there were no gun-related homicides and six non-fatal shootings.

Milwaukee's Violence Prevention Director Reggie Moore says “more people are getting involved. So instead of criticizing from the sidelines, people are stepping up and saying, I care about Milwaukee. I care about my neighborhood. I care about my block, and I want to see it better."

"I think the credit is shared both by law enforcement, and the community.”

"This should not be an anomaly. This should be the norm. And the fact that we haven't had zero gun related homicides over Memorial Day weekend in over 7 years says a lot." - CBS 58
#safesummermke #414LIFE #gunsdownmiltown

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police say this Memorial Day weekend marked a reduction in homicides and shootings.Over the weekend, there were no gun-related homicides and six non-fatal shootings. Police sa

“Men who are vocal about any kind of mental issues can be dismissed as weak. Instead of affording a fellow man compass...
05/27/2019
Not Talking About Mental Health Is Literally Killing Men

“Men who are vocal about any kind of mental issues can be dismissed as weak. Instead of affording a fellow man compassion, we mock, belittle, and turn a blind eye. We freely spit the phrase, “Man up,” as though your gender alone should suffice to guide you through your darkest times.

Or worse: we nonchalantly respond, “Well, that sucks,” then change the subject because talking about feelings is just too real.

What’s real is the fact that 9 percent of men experience depression on a daily basis. That’s more than 6 million men. Even if we understand what depression feels like, we rarely admit that’s the culprit. We lie and say we’re tired or just cranky. More than 3 million men struggle with anxiety daily. Of the 3.5 million people diagnosed as schizophrenic by the age of 30, more than 90 percent are men. An estimated 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime.” - Menshealth.com

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Here's why it's vital to men everywhere.

“Ignite Change facilitated a youth engagement class for UniteMKE in summer 2018 for teens to tell stories that promote...
05/27/2019
Ignite Change partners with Milwaukee youth on anti-carjacking campaign - Milwaukee Business Journal

“Ignite Change facilitated a youth engagement class for UniteMKE in summer 2018 for teens to tell stories that promote health. When asked what issue in Milwaukee impacts them the most, they unanimously said “carjacking.”

That led to over 200 hours of donated ad agency time to create and produce a campaign entitled “Jack a Car, Jack Up Your Life.” The campaign includes teens participating in a dramatic enactment of carjacking and its consequences on the community, families and friends of victims.” - Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee advertising and public relations firm Ignite Change, which includes volunteer professionals who “champion important social causes,” teamed with Milwaukee youth on a new campaign focused on preventing carjacking.

We appreciate everyone that showed up to the 8th annual Heal The Hood Block Party yesterday. This community-led event is...
05/26/2019

We appreciate everyone that showed up to the 8th annual Heal The Hood Block Party yesterday. This community-led event is a powerful example of Milwaukee residents partnering with the city to promote healthy families and neighborhoods! Thank you to Ajamou Butler and the entire Heal The Hood team for bringing this event to life.

#HealTheHood #safesummermke #414LIFE

05/26/2019

It was 80 degrees in Milwaukee yesterday and no gun related homicides. Emergency rooms are reporting less shooting victims than they typically see this time of year. As of Friday non-fatal shootings and homicides are down 26% compared to last year. We still have work to do. Keep the momentum going Milwaukee. #safesummermke #414LIFE #gunsdownmiltown

Today! Free and family friendly. Come out today and celebrate LIFE! #safesummermke
05/25/2019

Today! Free and family friendly. Come out today and celebrate LIFE! #safesummermke

05/24/2019
Howard's story

Howard’s Story is a powerful perspective of a father who has been directly impacted by the issues of carjacking and high speed chases. The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention is proud to stand with Running Rebels, Unite MKE and Ignite Change to amplify the voices of youth, families, and other community groups working to address this critical issue. Jack A Car, Jack Up Your Life, is a campaign that addresses this issue from multiple vantage points—parents, youth, first responders, survivors, and friends. Please view, share, and most importantly talk to the youth in your life about the importance of making positive choices.

Listen out for Howard’s PSA running on V100.7FM starting this weekend.

Despite his best efforts, Howard's family has been hit hard by carjacking and high-speed chases. His nephew died. His daughter was seriously injured and his ...

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