criminal justice

August 11, 2017 - 8:55am
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are...
December 14, 2011 - 8:00am
With the end of the year upon us, it’s time once again for the Forum to unveil its top five research findings of 2011. We started this annual tradition last year with a list that included findings on Milwaukee's skilled workforce, Milwaukee Area...
June 17, 2011 - 8:00am
With all of the doom and gloom surrounding the finances of Milwaukee County government, it is certainly worthy of attention when some promising fiscal news emerges from the Courthouse. Consequently, when the Public Policy Forum learned that the...
May 25, 2010 - 8:45am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black's assertion last week that her department lacks the funds to take over the Farm and Fish Hatchery has reignited debate about the farm. This year's county budget transferred the program – a perennial target...
April 7, 2010 - 8:43am
Amid all the concern about government budget woes both nationally and locally, good news is emerging about the ability of some governments to respond by pursuing greater efficiencies.A recent example comes from Philadelphia, where the Inquirer...
September 24, 2009 - 7:30am
In a blog post published in March 2008, we cited an innovative juvenile corrections model used by the state of Missouri and asked whether that might represent a cheaper, better approach for Wisconsin.Eighteen months later, the Missouri model is...
April 29, 2009 - 8:10am
Governor Doyle's proposal to reduce the state corrections budget by allowing for early release of some inmates has been controversial, with some law enforcement officials concerned about the message early release sends to would-be criminals, while...
March 2, 2009 - 8:30am
By: Anonymous
There was much praise for Milwaukee’s year-old effort at criminal justice coordination at Marquette Law School's February 20th conference, “The Future of Community Justice in Wisconsin.” But, more than merely showering members of the Milwaukee...
October 28, 2008 - 9:00am
The county executive’s 2009 budget proposes merging the Sheriff’s Office and the House of Correction (HOC) under the leadership of Sheriff David Clarke, a proposal recently endorsed by the county board’s Finance Committee. This decision would...
July 25, 2008 - 8:28am
Milwaukee's Community Justice Council, formed late last year to promote a coordinated, intergovernmental approach to solving problems confronting Milwaukee's justice system, is beginning to tackle meaty issues as budget season arrives. The Council...

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