UWM's Innovative Cities Lecture Series - Building a Movement for Violence Prevention: The Making of a Blueprint for Peace
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
noon - 1:15 p.m. CST
Milwaukee, WI, United States
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This lecture will be held at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, 2131 E. Hartford Ave, Room 345.
This is an opportunity to learn about the making and planning process of Milwaukee’s new Blueprint for Peace, dedicated to the prevention of multiple forms of violence. The first of its’ kind for the city, it establishes clear direction and a call to action for a public health approach to violence prevention by addressing the underlying factors that contribute to violence.
The Blueprint for Peace builds on community assets and culture, and systematically apply data and science to ensure effective solutions reduce violence prevention that engages community residents and multiple sectors. The Blueprint focuses on prevention of violence before it occurs, as well as intervention efforts after violence has occurred to reduce its impact and prevent future perpetration and victimization. This approach is separate but complementary to criminal justice system’s efforts to reduce violence through enforcement, and suppression strategies.
The Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention facilitated an inclusive and transparent process that centered on the voices of those most impacted by the issue. From the very beginning, those often left out of this type of planning effort were prioritized and engaged. While many similar planning efforts take 2 or more years, this aggressive process was designed to solicit broad community engagement focused on collaboration, solutions, and action.
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