The first Steering Committee meeting was held at Bader Philanthropies in November 2016. This meeting focused on drafting the vision and principles of the plan and reviewing community feedback related to the risk and resilience factors.
Youth have been engaged in the planning effort from the very beginning. In addition to our first youth fourm at Running Rebels over 700 youth in schools, detention facilities, group homes, and youth serving agencies have completed surveys offering their perspectives on violence prevention in Milwaukee. Additional opportunities for youth input will continue to be offered throughout the process.
The second Steering Committee meeting was held at the Sojourner Family Peace Center in January 2017. This meeting focused on refining the principles of the plan, affirming the goals of the plan and aligning across other plans/initiatives including MBK, Beyond the Bell, Public Safety Plan, Milwaukee Succeeds, Promise Zones, Milwaukee United and others.
This meeting was held at UWM Zilber School of Public Health and focused on revising the vision of the plan and its focus on violence prevention in general with specific priorities for youth and geographic neighborhoods with high concentrations of structural and interpersonal violence.