August 30, 2018 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention “Many people feel apprehensive about learning about suicide prevention because it’s such an emotional topic,” says Elysse Chay, PPI Prevention Services Manager. “But we encourage everyone to learn how to talk to someone who is living with mental health challenges to reduce the chance that suicide is an option.”
November 30, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy Community Advocates Public Policy Institute Senior Fellow David Riemer was recognized by the Wisconsin State Public Defender Board for his work creating the State Public Defender Office in the late 1970s.
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.
February 18, 2016 | by Melissa McGaughey | Events In 2008, Matthew Desmond came to Milwaukee to understand the variety and nature of housing evictions in our city. Now a Harvard sociologist, Desmond will speak on these issues, and read from his book, Evicted, at Boswell Book Company on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.