September 12, 2017 | by Lisa Kaiser | Policy The Welcome Home Ceremony seeks to erase the stigma and isolation men feel when returning home from incarceration. Instead of being pushed away and ostracized, the participants of the ceremony let the men know they are forgiven for their past misdeeds and are surrounded by a community that sincerely wants them to succeed.
August 1, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy Each year the Public Policy Institute welcomes interns to work with us and learn how to be advocates for healthy change. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have three outstanding interns working on opioid policy, tobacco disparities, and fund development. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.
June 28, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Policy Roman says that the juvenile justice system is a key feeder to the adult corrections system, which is already overburdened and perpetuates racial inequality. Wisconsin, notoriously, has far and away the highest incarceration rate for African American men in the country. The disparities start in the juvenile system.