Our core mission is to reduce violence in the Milwaukee. In collaboration with community partners and experts, we strategize to prevent violence against people of all ages and work to assure that people affected by violence have access to justice and social service systems.
Electors who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking have the option to be listed confidentially on poll lists. Read Article.
Commission Statement - Azana Salon & Spa Shootings
Official statement from the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on the Azana Salon & Spa incident. Read Article.
Demand a Plan Campaign
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has launched a new campaign. Visit their site to learn more.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read the proclamation from President Obama. Find local opportunities to support domestic violence awareness and prevention on our calendar.
2011 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Statistics Released
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) released statistics related to state domestic violence homicides that took place in 2011. Forty people were killed in 34 incidents. These totals are down from 2009 and 2010, which saw 67 and 58 deaths respectively. Read Article.
April 24, 2013 (Denim Day) is a day to honor survivors of sexual assault and bring awareness to the dangers of victim blaming.
Learn About Our Work
The Commission coordinates the community's response to domestic violence and sexual assault by promoting collaboration among law enforcement, victims' advocates, the justice system, health care providers, and policy makers
We're advancing local and national efforts to reduce access to illegal guns through our involvement with national coalition MAIG
The Office of Violence Prevention was selected by the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance to lead a planning project to improve the delivery of justice and human services to sexual assault victims
The Office of Violence Prevention brings resources, including the initiatives listed above, to its partnerships throughout the community to support violence prevention programs:
Why take a Public Health Approach to Violence?
Because community-wide prevention is the most effective, long-term solution to violence. Statistics demonstrate that violence has come to a crisis point in our country, especially for youth. The Office of Violence Prevention exists to bring together agencies, experts, and community resources on efforts that reduce:
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- Illegal Guns
- Interpersonal Violence, Intentional injury, and Homicide
- Child Abuse and Infant Homicide
Our office also integrates prevention activities throughout Milwaukee Health Department programs for injuries not caused by violence.