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Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

19 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee's nonprofits serving youth are finding new ways to check in and connect with their students as the coronavirus rules out the possibility for in-person afterschool programming. “Social distancing doesn’t mean...

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Allison Dikanovic

2 October 2019

New York, United States

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After kids spend time in one of New York City's community-based incarceration facilities, they are enrolled in an "aftercare" program, which includes group meetings and mentoring, to help with the transition. As Milwa...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

16 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York has taken great strides in reforming their juvenile justice system, and key to that has been ensuring that those in the system receive ongoing support once they return to their communities. Organizations like...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

11 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, the Close to Home initiative is taking a different approach to juvenile justice by centering it around a localized, residential, and rehabilitative model. These facilities operate out of traditional-...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

9 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York’s Close to Home legislation approaches the juvenile justice system through the lens of rehabilitation, moving those in up-state juvenile facilities to local, sometimes residential housing that emphasizes fami...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

11 July 2019

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s Camp Reunite is bringing together women experiencing incarceration with their children. The camp was hosted at Taycheedah, a correctional facility in Fond du Lac, WI, and while the kids were there had less...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

2 May 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Home To Stay, a new collaborative program in Milwaukee, WI, brings together community-based organizations, government agencies, and private employers to provide outreach and services for formerly incarcerated individu...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

6 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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As Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County seeks to transform how it handles young offenders, it looks to New York City as a model for change. In New York, the city has shifted its focus from large, state-run facilities to commu...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

1 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Alma Brothers Smart Reentry program works to reduce the rate of recidivism by building relationships with those being released from prison and reentering society. By providing each man in the program...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

4 January 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Milwaukee Public schools, when a student or teacher passes away, a crisis response team, made up of school psychologists, social workers, and counselors, steps in to offer grief counseling and mental health care su...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

14 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Coaches have unique relationships with their players and Milwaukee is using that to help young men create healthy, respectful relationships as part of a pilot project using the curriculum Coaching Boys Into Men. The t...

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