Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Community Justice Council Working collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and the quality of life in our community

"The purpose of the CJC is to function as an independent entity governed by key justice system leaders that is empowered to define broad justice system goals, monitor/analyze justice system performance, facilitate collaboration among justice system performance, provide technical assistance and research, and act as a conduit between the justice system and the larger community without impacting in any way the autonomy or decision-making authority of any criminal justice system agency" - Adopted by the CJC Executive Committee on March 19, 2014

Mission: "The purpose of the CJC is to function as an independent entity governed by key justice system leaders that is empowered to define broad justice system goals, monitor/analyze justice system performance, facilitate collaboration among justice system agencies, provide technical assistance and research, and act as a conduit between the justice system and the larger community without impacting in any way the autonomy or decision-making authority of any criminal justice system agency" - Adopted by the CJC Executive Committee on March 19, 2014

Operating as usual

12/12/2020
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Slow down, be safe!

We’ve responded to 17 crashes between 6:00 p.m. yesterday and 6:00 a.m. today. Be prepared! Watch the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Reduce your speed, slow down or move over for first responders and wear your seat belt.

12/11/2020
County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor

Passing along an important message from Supervisor Taylor.

Milwaukee’s criminal justice system leaders are working collaboratively through the CJC and in other ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within county correctional facilities.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 cases within the jail and HOC, be sure to check out the County’s dashboard here - https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19/Individuals-in-County-Care

Milwaukee County Jail response of COVID Concerns:

County jails have a very robust COVID-19 mitigation strategy in effect. They rigorously screen and test everyone admitted to the facility, they house everyone detained in the facility in individual cells, and they address positive cases in close consultation with medical and public health experts who guide the decision-making. County Jails also have very rigorous cleaning and disinfection protocols in place, and these are applied within any areas previously utilized by COVID-19-positive individuals.

Regarding movement between housing units, they use separate pods to house 1) individuals who are COVID-19-positive and need to isolate; 2) individuals who are in quarantine; and 3) individuals who are COVID-19-negative (there are further distinctions within this classification, as well).

To the extent possible, they have used consistent housing units for each classification. However, there are times when individuals in one classification – for example, individuals who are COVID-19-positive – need to move to a new housing unit that is either larger or smaller, depending on the size of the COVID-19-positive population at a given time. There is very limited space in the jail, largely because we are enforcing single-cell housing, so these movements are critical to maintain separate housing based on COVID-19 status (which is a public health imperative).

Recently, the House of Correction (which houses most individuals in County custody who test positive for COVID-19) was unable to accept new intakes for a period of time. At the same time, they experienced new COVID-19-positive cases at the jail. As a result of the growing COVID-19-positive population at the jail, many changes were made in individual housing assignments to ensure that everyone could be housed safely. The driving force in every housing decision and in every reassignment is the safety and health of every individual in custody.

At no time have male and female individuals been housed together. The jail's infirmary does house individuals of all genders (and has always done so), but on different sides of the unit, in compliance with gender-separate housing requirements.

Housing Resources, Inc.
12/11/2020

Housing Resources, Inc.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! If you are a Milwaukee County homeowner who had a loss or reduction in income due to COVID-19 & are delinquent on your mortgage, get information about mortgage assistance at: https://hri-wi.org/home-owners/mortgage-assistance/ or call 414-369-6914 until 12/18.

Health systems and Behavioral Health Division form joint venture for new psychiatric emergency department in Milwaukee -...
12/10/2020
Health systems and Behavioral Health Division form joint venture for new psychiatric emergency department in Milwaukee

Health systems and Behavioral Health Division form joint venture for new psychiatric emergency department in Milwaukee - https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/health-care/2020/12/10/health-systems-milwaukee-county-build-psychiatric-emergency-center/3869081001/

Four health systems in Milwaukee County have agreed to pay half of the cost of building and operating a new psychiatric emergency department.

Passing along updated community resources thanks to Safe & Sound, Inc.
12/07/2020

Passing along updated community resources thanks to Safe & Sound, Inc.

News You Can Use for the week of 12/7! 💚💙

‪Resources and information you can use THIS WEEK! Be sure to follow @SafeSoundInc on your favorite social media and check back here every Monday morning for more. #SafeSoundMKE

SHARE to help someone in need! 🤲
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Noticias que Puede Usar Durante La Semana de 12/7 💚💙

¡Recursos e información que puede usar ESTA SEMANA! Siga @SafeSoundInc en su media social preferida y venga cada lunes por la mañana para más información. #SafeSoundMKE

¡COMPARTIR para que ayude a alguien que la necesita! 🤲

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12/07/2020

The 12/9/2020 "Meeting of the Whole" is canceled. The 2021 calendar will be released soon! If you have feedback or thoughts for the upcoming year of community conversations/town halls, please send them to [email protected].

“The hardest-hit areas of the city for both homicides and nonfatal shootings remain highly disadvantaged ones, said Cons...
11/03/2020
Milwaukee Homicides - Infogram

“The hardest-hit areas of the city for both homicides and nonfatal shootings remain highly disadvantaged ones, said Constance Kostelac, director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.

So far this year, the 414LIFE’s hospital responder program has received 175 referrals, compared with 112 at the same time last year.

National experts and local activists point to the cascading effects of the coronavirus pandemic as a driving factor. The pandemic has worsened systemic conditions for violence and forced changes in how the police, the criminal justice system, activists and social service providers carry out their work.

The pandemic has touched every part of people’s lives, affecting their health, livelihood and family stability. It’s unfortunately a perfect storm,” said Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, a trauma and health psychologist at Froedtert Hospital. “I think one of the biggest challenges we are faced with right now is the overlay of these two epidemics.”

The Milwaukee Police Department has recorded 161 homicides so far this year, with the city close to surpassing the highest total ever recorded of 165 in 1991, a time when the crack epidemic raged and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was active.” - JSOnline

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
10/30/2020

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Come have some fun with our friends at the Urban Ecology Center! Wear your costume, wear your mask, and social distance! See you there!

A reminder that this Wednesday, October 28th from 9:30 to 11 am is the next Meeting of The Whole event. Please register ...
10/26/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: October 2020 - CJC Community Town Hall Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

A reminder that this Wednesday, October 28th from 9:30 to 11 am is the next Meeting of The Whole event. Please register to attend through this link if you have not already done so https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-GvrD8oGNIi9uQytG6HLieCeqtT4DQC

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: October 2020 - CJC Community Town Hall Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and CJC have partnered to hire a Jail Population Analyst. The position will perfor...
10/22/2020
Now hiring: Jail Population Analyst!

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and CJC have partnered to hire a Jail Population Analyst. The position will perform data analyses to monitor trends and identify opportunities to prevent over-reliance on local jail facilities. This Analyst position is supported by The Safety and Justice Challenge. #rethinkjails

Job Summary - Under the supervision of the Inspector and with advisement by the CJC Coordinator, the position will support development and implementat...

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm recently released public-facing dashboards (https://data.mkedao.com/) t...
10/21/2020
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Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm recently released public-facing dashboards (https://data.mkedao.com/) that highlight key prosecutorial performance indicators.

Join us at the upcoming CJC Virtual Community Town Hall - "Meeting of the Whole" - on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, at 9:30am, to learn more about the measures and how the dashboards can be used to better understand the work of the DA's Office. To pre-register for this virtual event, click the event above or the link here - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-GvrD8oGNIi9uQytG6HLieCeqtT4DQC

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office prosecutes violations of state laws and county ordinances and litigates child protection cases in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The District Attorney, an elected official, supervises all functions of the office. The District Attorney is assisted....

Congratulations!
10/21/2020

Congratulations!

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas gave the oath of office to twenty-three Deputy Recruits today. These brave men and women pinned a badge over their chest and took the Oath of Honor...”On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve, so help me God.” Please join us in congratulating Deputy Recruit Class #87!

With the support of MacArthur Foundation and The Safety and Justice Challenge, Advocate Aurora Health and Progressive Co...
10/20/2020
Advocate Aurora Health receives MacArthur grant | Aurora Health Care

With the support of MacArthur Foundation and The Safety and Justice Challenge, Advocate Aurora Health and Progressive Community Health Centers (PCHC) are launching a “Transitions Clinic model” in Milwaukee. The model incorporates peer support and will help address health care needs among people who are returning to the community after incarceration. #RethinkJails

The Milwaukee County Community Justice Council presented a MacArthur foundation subaward to Advocate Aurora Health through the efforts of Sarah Reimer, MD, a physician investigator for Advocate Aurora Health’s research institute, and of Jacob Bidwell, MD.

Tomorrow night, from 6-8PM CST, JustLeadershipUSA and other local partners will host a virtual event about engaging the ...
10/13/2020

Tomorrow night, from 6-8PM CST, JustLeadershipUSA and other local partners will host a virtual event about engaging the directly impacted community in The Safety and Justice Challenge.

Register through the JustLeadershipUSA website and complete the pre-event survey. Gift cards will be provided to the first 50 participants.

09/17/2020
Black Lens MKE

Tune in to hear more about the work being done in Milwaukee to transform Milwaukee.

Informed by festival film Charm City, this unique event brings together community advocates and public officials to discuss the intersections of racial equity, criminal justice & police reform, and violence prevention.

Tomorrow!
09/16/2020

Tomorrow!

City of Milwaukee Health Department
08/31/2020

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth The City of Milwaukee Health and Fire Departments Collaborate with Community Organizations to
form Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative (MORI) Joint Press Conferencehttps://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/MKE-Health1/COVID-19/Release-MORIPressConference8.31.20.pdf

Correction: (MCJC) Virtual Meeting of the Whole Notice - June 11, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/35c90c820cc8/mcjc-december-n...
06/10/2020
Correction: (MCJC) Virtual Meeting of the Whole Notice - June 11, 2020

Correction: (MCJC) Virtual Meeting of the Whole Notice - June 11, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/35c90c820cc8/mcjc-december-newsletter-and-meeting-follow-up-2915714

As with all CJC meetings, community voice and input is important to us.  We encourage the submission of questions prior to the meeting at [email protected], via the webinar registration page, and during the meeting.  Members will work to answer as many questions as possible during the meetin...

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention
05/28/2020

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

Join us today! Please share.

City of Milwaukee Health Department
05/18/2020

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth

Sharing a funding opportunity for small nonprofits in Milwaukee.
05/12/2020
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Sharing a funding opportunity for small nonprofits in Milwaukee.

Forward Community Investments has committed an initial $50,000 in partnership with Associated Bank to support small nonprofits that have changed their operational model or services due to COVID‐19. This need‐based, micro‐grant program will provide immediate financial support ($2,500 per grant) for capacity building expenses. Deadline to apply is May 20.

City of Milwaukee Health Department
05/11/2020

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth #COVID19

Two new community testing sites are now open.  Free. No appointment needed.  Tests available regardless of symptoms.
05/11/2020
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Two new community testing sites are now open. Free. No appointment needed. Tests available regardless of symptoms.

From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
"The testing sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave., and Midtown Center, 5700 W. Capitol Drive."

05/07/2020
City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH -
There are many resources that address the needs of anyone that is living with mental illness. It is important to recognize if you are in need of additional support.

Take a moment and take a mental health test. You will receive your Results and Next Steps:

https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools

(Resource: Mental Health America)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of America National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) {Help-line is free and confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year in English and Spanish}

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention
05/05/2020

City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH -
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique mental health challenges. We are all navigating uncharted waters with this virus. It is important to find new ways to work and safely interact with friends and family, while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. (Resource: NAMI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of America National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
* The Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish)

04/29/2020
County Executive Chris Abele

County Executive Chris Abele

Join County Executive Abele, Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, and County Executive-Elect David Crowley for a special event and signing of the historical racial equity ordinance.

Progressive Community Health Centers (PCHC)
04/28/2020
Progressive Community Health Centers (PCHC)

Progressive Community Health Centers (PCHC)

“It is critical that all people in Milwaukee have easy access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and health care services in their own community--especially those communities hit hardest by this virus,” said Jenni Sevenich, CEO of Progressive Community Health Centers.

We are saddened by the tragedy that occurred yesterday. Help and resources are available for those who are not safe at h...
04/28/2020
Unsafe at Home

We are saddened by the tragedy that occurred yesterday. Help and resources are available for those who are not safe at home. Please share widely, and be sure to check in on your friends and family.

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.

04/16/2020
Wisconsin Public Health Association

There's been an update to the Safer at Home order.

Governor Tony Evers today extended the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we've made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again. The order is available here: https://bit.ly/2KeA9BO

“A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVID-19 could mean for our state, but because of the efforts of all of you, Safer at Home is working. That said, we aren't out of the woods just yet,” said Gov. Evers.

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The CJC functions as an independent entity, governed by key justice system leaders. Its purpose is to define broad justice system goals, monitor/analyze justice system performance, foster collaboration among justice system leaders, provide technical assistance and research, and act as a conduit between the justice system and the larger community. - Adopted by the CJC Executive Committee on March 19, 2014

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Good morning We invite you to share in our goal to #UniteMilwaukeeFamilies ! Please join us on Sat, November 25, 2017at 11:00 AM for our Family & Friends Day First Praise & Worship Gospel Explosion Featuring Robert Hawkins with special guests Joyce Smith, Tyler Brown, Sharon Travelers and much much more! Divine Worship Service 11:00am Concert 5:00pm. The Service / Concert are both free and open to the community!
Mental Health Task Force Update MKE County Mental Health Board Invites Public Comment – Thursday 9/28 Turn out is IMPORTANT this Thursday 9/28 at 4:30 at Washington Park Senior Center. . Board needs to hear public comments - Share your perspective on Behavioral Health Division Services, and community needs, the future direction for inpatient services, and thank the Board for positive investments in the 2018 budget. Speakers are limited to three minutes each. You may also submit longer written comments. * View the agenda for more detail:http://county.milwaukee.gov/.../MHBSeptember282017Agenda.pdf
~ This was an excellent meeting. It's obvious Citizen Action is taking on a huge project with lots of facets. And, will need a lot of cooperation with other organizations to succeed. Plus 100's of engaged, personally effected, advocates.