Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention engaged Prevention Institute to help facilitate the development of the Blueprint grounded in PI’s Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE|R) framework. The planning process resulted in a Blueprint to prevent multiple forms of violence, and the emergence of a public health approach as a viable and complementary strategy to a criminal justice approach to public safety. Informed by an understanding of community trauma and resilience, the process helped foster a stronger commitment to neighborhood leadership and multisector collaboration on the pathway to peace. More information about the Blueprint can be found at http://city.milwaukee.gov/414Life.
To learn more about the planning process, visit the planning launch update from November 2016 and the planning process update from March 2017. Media coverage of the Blueprint and planning process can be found here: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, US News and World Report, Wisconsin Public Radio, CBS 58, Fox 6 TV, and Milwaukee Independent; Urban Milwaukee, CBS 58, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, and The Milwaukee Independent.
Funding for the planning process was provided by a generous grant from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and partial funding from the Tides Foundation and the Federal ReCAST Milwaukee grant.