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Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Created by the City of Milwaukee Common Council in 1979, the Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides Milwaukee with a multidisciplinary team of experts and community leaders that work together to increase safety for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to hold perpetrators accountable and change their behavior.

Responsibilities


The duties of the Commission include, but are not limited to:

    • Review and development of policies and procedures to improve response to domestic violence and sexual assault
    • Training in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault
    • Legislative advocacy to support victim safety and perpetrator accountability
    • Community awareness and education aimed at the intervention and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault

Professionals in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault are available for consultation, training, and presentations. Please contact the Commission Coordinator for more information.

Membership


The Commission convenes local agencies, institutions, and community members to coordinate Milwaukee's response to domestic violence and sexual assault. Appointed members of the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault include representatives of:

  • City of Milwaukee Mayor's Office
  • City of Milwaukee Common Council
  • Milwaukee Health Department
  • Milwaukee Police Department
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney Office
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Wisconsin State Legislature
  • The Judiciary
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
  • Domestic violence service providers
  • Sexual assault service providers
  • Health care providers
  • Faith community
  • Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Other members of the community

General Information and Materials


For More Information


Erin Perkins
Coordinator, Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
eperkin@milwaukee.gov
(414) 286-2997 

Contact Us


Office of Violence Prevention
Milwaukee Health Department
Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
 

Terry Perry
Director, Office of Violence Prevention
tperry@milwaukee.gov
(414) 286-8553


Erin Perkins
Coordinator, Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
eperkin@milwaukee.gov
(414) 286-2997