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June 1st in WTMJ-TV Milwaukee and Wisconsin Public Radio

Waukesha ATC Story Featured on WTMJ-TV and Wisconsin Public Radio

Both WTMJ-TV Milwaukee and Wisconsin Public Radio recently featured stories about how the Waukesha Alcohol Treatment Court (ATC) truly saves lives.

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July 2nd in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What we are doing right now to reduce the effects of trauma in Milwaukee

James “Dimitri” Topitzes looks at the efforts to heal trauma in Milwaukee. Topitzes is a WCS Board Member, associate professor of social work at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and co-founder and clinical director at the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being.

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December 11th in Wisconsin State Journal

Clarence Johnson: Wisconsin needs better opioid addiction treatment

WCS Named Executive Director Clarence Johnson's opinion piece on opiod addiction in Wisconsin was featured in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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October 1st in TMJ4, CBS58, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Community Journal

Torre Johnson is Recognized as a "Milwaukee Superhero"

WCS staff member Torre Johnson has been recognized as a "Milwaukee Superhero." His image, along with the images of 17 other Harambee neighborhood community leaders, is featured on a mural from Riverworks.

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April 20th in MSN.com

12 ways good drivers lose their licenses

In a recent article on MSN.com, WCS' Director of Policy Research Nichole Yunk Todd provides insight into Wisconsin's driver's licence revocation and recovery system. Molly Gena, a lawyer with the Legal Action of Wisconsin, was also interviewed for the article.

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October 30th in TMJ4 and Fox6

Community-Police Partnership Awards featured on TMJ4 and Fox6

TMJ4 and Fox6 News featured stories about local groups that were honored with the 2014 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award. The Holton Youth + Family Center was one of three Milwaukee groups to receive the award.

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October 29th in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

3 Milwaukee groups win national grants for anti-crime efforts

The Holton Youth + Family Center (HYFC) was one of 11 groups nationally to be honored with the 2014 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award. The award, which is adminsiterd by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) recognizes outstanding innovations in crime prevention with measurable results.

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August 22nd in MPD Facebook Page

Chief Flynn and MPD Officers Visit HYFC!

Several officers from the Milwaukee Police Department, including Chief Flynn, spent time at the Holton Youth + Family Center's End of Summer Celebration. Check out these photos on the MPD's Facebook Page!

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May 19th in WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Community Leaders Hope Job Training in Prison Will Bring Down The Numbers

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio's Project Milwaukee series highlights new job training programs at the House of Correction in Franklin.

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March 11th in WUWM and MPTV

WCS' Torre Johnson is Guest Panelist at Community Forum

WCS' Torre Johnson was a guest panelist at a recent forum hosted by WUWM and MPTV. On March 11, 2014, more than 125 people attended the forum about Wisconsin’s disproportionatley high rate of black male incarceration.

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December 20th in WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

The Role Driver’s Licenses Play in Black Male Incarceration

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio's Project Milwaukee series takes a look at the impact of driver's license issues on black male incarceration. WCS' CDLRE Program is highlighted in this story.

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November 4th in Fox 6 News

WCS Initiative is Featured on Fox 6!

The WCS Training and Temporary Placement Partnership Initiative with the Department of Public Works (DPW) was recently featured on the Fox 6 News.

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June 11th in

Holly Patzer Interviewed on WPR!

WCS Executive Director Holly Patzer spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin on June 11, 2013 to discuss the issue.

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March 27th in JSOnline

Holton youth center gets makeover after flooding

When the Holton Youth + Family Center reopens next month in the Riverwest neighborhood, it will be a bright and improved facility after undergoing a $280,000 makeover.

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March 20th in JSOnline

Former prisoner 'refuses to stay down'

WCS staff member Torre Johnson's personal story of overcoming adversity is featured in this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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June 3rd in JSOnline.com

MEHS Students Partner with Local Organic Food Business

MEHS students work with local business, Kasana Good-To-Go, to create the company's logo and learn food prepskills.

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March 29th in http://www.lisc.org/milwaukee/

Six Innovative Groups Announced Winners of the 13th Annual Milwaukee Awards

Winners of the 13th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation, or MANDI Awards, were announced at a gala event at the Pfister Hotel, Wednesday night, March 28th.

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March 27th in http://www.jsonline.com/

Officials Laud Success of Waukesha County Day Report Center

Waukesha County officials recognized five years of successes for the county's Day Report Center, which is run by WCS.

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November 1st in www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org

Greater Milwaukee Fund

To commemorate its nearly 100 years of providing services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system, Wisconsin Community Services created a special fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The agency endowment fund, called the Wisconsin Community Services Centennial Fund, will provide annual operating support for the Milwaukee agency. The agency…

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August 16th in www.safesound.org

Volunteers Can Make the Difference

The Holton Youth + Family Center is only one of 28 Safe Places that offer volunteer opportunities for youth and adults that want to work towards a stronger community. Volunteers fill an important role at each of these organizations and throughout Wisconsin.

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August 6th in www.communityjournal.net

Torre Johnson - Legacy Builder

Turning ones life around is never easy, especially when extenuating circumstances have made a talented, deep thinking young man believe that life is not what you make it….rather life is what is brought to you.

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August 4th in www.paysbig.com

2011 Miracle on Canal Street Charities Announced

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August 1st in www.communityjournal.net

Milwaukee Community Journal Celebrates the Legends of our Community

Twelve individuals representing politics, religion, civil service, media, the arts, business, education, the law, medicine and legacy builders were honored before a packed Italian Conference Center Saturday, August 6, as the Community Journal recognized them for being legends in their community, city and state.

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