Front row left to right: Chief Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers, District Attorney John Chisholm, County Executive Chris Abele.
Back row left to right: Kit Murphy McNally, MCSO Inspector Richard Schmidt, Sheriff David Clarke, Jr.,
County Supervisor Willie Johnson, First Assistant Public Defender Tom Reed.
MCCJC Presentation Available
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To view a PowerPoint presentation of the history, mission, composition, initiatives
and community engagement of the Council, click on this link.
MCCJC Community Engagement Sessions
Upcoming Community Justice Council Meeting
|January 23rd, 2013
|9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, WI
The Business of Community: How investing in Justice leads to Investment in Milwaukee.
New initiatives are underway to improve public safety in local neighborhoods by focusing on community development. Learn about these efforts from community leader whose organization is supporting innovative neighborhood revitalization, a community justice grassroots organizer and a local artist who has documented development along iconic North Avenue. Hear the reasons for their commitment to the community, their perspective on the relationship between criminal justice and community development and their hopes for Milwaukee’s future.
Barbara Miner is an award-winning journalist and photographer and the author of the newly-released book "Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City" (New York: New Press, 2013.)
Matt Melendes is Director of Washington Park Partners Sustainable Communities and Bryne Initiative Project Coordinator.
Leo J. Ries has been the Executive Director of LISC Milwaukee since 2000, LISC is nationally recognized as the leader in neighborhood development, and is the largest community development organization in the country. Prior to his position with LISC, Leo worked for the City of Milwaukee for over ten years as Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development in the Department of City Development and as Director of the Community Block Grant Administration.
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Milwaukee County Community Justice Council Seeks Full-Time Coordinator
The Milwaukee County Community Justice Council is accepting applications for the position of Coordinator.
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Governor Walker's recently formed Statewide Criminal Justice Coordinating Council attached to the Office of Justice Assistance held its full meeting in Milwaukee on July 10, 2012. The agenda and media release for this meeting may be found at this link: www.publicpolicyforum.org/pdfs/WICJCAgenda.pdf Milwaukee's CJC made a live presentation regarding its history and current initiatives. A public listening session conducted by the Council was conducted at the end of the meeting. For more specific information on the Statewide CJCC, follow these links:
District Attorney John Chisholm, Chairperson-elect of the MCCJC, welcomed the Statewide CJCC and assembled guests to the event and introduced Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers, current Chairperson, who then narrated a power point presentation of the MCCJC. Follow this link to the power point presentation:
The Chief Judge also referred to the MCCJC’s strategic planning process facilitated by the Public Policy Forum. Follow this link for the final outcome document;
July 25, 2012 Council Presentation: The Department of Corrections - WE WORK TO KEEP WISCONSIN SAFE
To view the power point presentation of the DOC system and impacts, click on the following link...
May 23, 2012 Council Presentation: The Community Justice Reinvestment Project - A Legislative Proposal.
To view the power point presentation on the CRIP, click on the following links:
November 30th, 2011 Council Presentation
To view the power point presentation on the Milwaukee EBDM Praxis, click on the following link.
EBDM Milwaukee Praxis Powerpoint
September 29th, 2011 Council Presentation: Understanding Juvenile Justice
To view the power point presentation on the Juvenile Justice System, click on the following link:
Understanding Juvenile Justice
Milwaukee has been selected as one of seven cities across the United States to be a seed site for participation in the Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems (EBDM) Initiative, an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This is a technical assistance award. An update on this Initiative will be provided at each Council meeting. Milwaukee's commitment to the discipline of EBDM will enable us to hold offenders accountable, reduce the overall crime rate and recidivism, and give taxpayers a better return on the dollars they invest in criminal justice. Currently, Milwaukee has finished Phase II of this Initiative and has applied for Phase III. To view a copy of the full Phase III Application, click on this link:
Special Articles of Interest
On Friday 2/11/11, Milwaukee County's District Attorney John Chisholm gave a speech at the Marquette University Law School addressing the need for use of evidence based decision making and the smart use of limited resources in our criminal justice system. DA John Chisholm outlined a proposal to rethink the criminal justice system, shifting some resources from the back end to the front, and saving the state millions in the long run. For the full text of this speech, click on this link:
In the fall 2011 Marquette Lawyer Magazine, Alan Borsuk, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy authored an article on the Milwaukee County Community Justice Council's (CJC) Evidence Based Decision-Making (EBDM) initiative prominently featuring several members of the MCCJC. The link is below:
Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum's Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. PPF hosted a Viewpoint Luncheon to discuss the administration of justice in times of transition and tight budgets. CJC members David A. Clarke, Jr., Milwaukee County Sheriff, John T. Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney and Jeffrey A. Kremers, Chief Judge, Milwaukee County Circuit Court were speakers on this topic. Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Altenburg and Public Defender Attorney Paige Styler gave a presentation on the CJC;s Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative. To watch these presentations online, go to this link:
OJA Survey Results
The Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance has completed its online survey to provide feedback from local criminal justice professionals for using in assisting with future strategic planning. Please follow this link to view the results:
Public Policy Forum Research Brief (June 2011)
Milwaukee County Detainee Populations at Historic Lows: Why is this happening and what does it mean?"
Please find this publication at the following link:
CJC Speakers Available
Speakers are available for presentations about the CJC and its Initiatives for your community or service organization or neighborhood group. Please contact the co-chairs of the Public Outreach and Education Committee, Beth Perrigo, email@example.com, and Dan Idikowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers (Chairperson of the CJC) ChiefJudge.DistrictOne@wicourts.gov
Universal Screen Pilot Project
The Pre-Trial Services Division of the Milwaukee County Courts System is engaged in operating a Universal Screen Pilot Project. The following articles, relating to the assessment tools utilized in the screening process, may be of interest to the general public and followers of the Project:
For more information about CJC contact: