Our core mission is to reduce violence in Milwaukee. In collaboration with community partners and experts, we strategize to prevent violence against people of all ages and work to ensure that people affected by violence have access to justice and social service systems.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, TMJ4 has partnered with the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to offer a phone bank on Tuesday, October 22, from 3-6:30pm. Experts representing local domestic violence agencies will be on hand to answer anonymous calls from community members. Learn more about our efforts to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More information.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse), formerly known as the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, announced the release of the 2011 & 2012 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report in Middleton, Wisconsin. The report documents and analyzes the domestic violence killings that occurred in 2011 and 2012 in Wisconsin. Access the report here.
Denim Day is a day to honor survivors of sexual assault and bring awareness to the dangers of victim blaming. The City of Milwaukee partnered with numerous community partners to organize a Persons of Influence campaign. For more information, view the official Denim Day webpage.
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
The City of Milwaukee serves as a partner agency on this local effort to improve our community's response to human trafficking
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.