Community Initiatives

The National Institute of Correction's Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative (EBDM):

For more information click on the links below:

Always Something New in the Courthouse, Even When There Isn't 

The Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative

Phase III Application of the Milwaukee Collaborative

Wisconsin Wins Two Major Federal Grants To Reduce Crime


The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI):

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U.S Department of Justice Letter

Bureau of Justice Assistance 


The Universal Screening Project (Establishment of a 24-hour Jail Screening Program)

Under the direction of the Community Justice Council Executive Committee, a 24-hour jail screening program was developed by the "Universal Screening Work Group." The Universal Screening work group diligently researched and prepared a comprehensive proposal outlining the potential costs and benefits of a 24-hour jail screening program within the Milwaukee County Jail (County Correctional Facility - Central). The program is designed to determine the risk and needs level of individuals entering the jail. Information obtained in the screening process will be used to identify, as early as possible, those individuals who may be suitable for diversion and/or other alternatives to incarceration.

Jail Screening Proposal

Metrics Measurement