Stories tagged: "criminal justice"


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Wisconsin Has a New Program to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking–And There’s More Than You May Think

More than 150 people are victims of human trafficking in Wisconsin every year. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

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Reports of Domestic Violence Reach a Record High in Wisconsin 

As the pandemic required people to shelter in place, some were forced to stay with their abusers—prompting a concerning surge in homicidal domestic violence cases.

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Republicans Toss Criminal Justice Reforms From State Budget

Republican lawmakers also reject Democratic attempt to reign in spending millions of taxpayer dollars on private lawyers.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman; childhood photos provided by Garland Hampton and Dominee Meek)
Sentenced to Prison as Minors, These Two Men Want Kids to Get Help With Trauma Sooner

About 90% of children who commit crimes have significant trauma histories, according to a state trauma-informed care coordinator. But the system is not set up with treatment and rehabilitation as priorities, explained childhood trauma survivors and experts. Wisconsin’s governor wants to change that.

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Breonna Taylor: What You Need to Know About the Kentucky EMT Killed by Police While She Was in Bed

On March 13, Breonna Taylor, an EMT working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, was shot and killed in her Kentucky home by police.