Community Advocates' leadership created the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to address the root causes of poverty through policy advocacy and community collaboration on economic and public health issues.

 

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Summertime formally launched on June 7 at COA Youth & Family Centers’ Safe Summer Kickoff in Moody Park, which drew hundreds of kids and adults who enjoyed food, entertainment, raffles, and community.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s trainings always strive to address specific needs in our community. But our newest training—Youth Reentry Support, sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention—is particularly timely, as it targets the needs of youth and young adults who are coming home after incarceration. The training provides information about the closing of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons in Northern Wisconsin, how institutionalization affects youth, and resources in Milwaukee County to help youth transition into the community.

Like a lot of smokers, Amanda is trying to quit. What’s helping her to reduce the number of cigarettes she smokes every day is the lack of spaces where she is allowed to smoke. “When I’m in places where I can’t smoke, it’s encouraging,” Amanda said. “I don’t smell it, so I don’t feel like I’m enticed to go smoke. Even bars and restaurants are smoke free. I can just enjoy myself without thinking about smoking.”