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Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?

#035 Precious Lives: Prosecutor Works with Landlords to Stabilize Neighborhoods

Emily Forman
Community Prosecutor Chris Ladwig spends more time in neighborhoods than in the courtroom. He works with landlords to bring stability to high crime neighborhoods in Milwaukee.

Plot incidents of crime on a map - homicides, shootings, robberies and you begin to see hotspots. Police districts commonly use this approach to figure out where to concentrate police.

But Milwaukee’s Police District 3 is taking a more granular approach. One that attempts to curb gun violence by focusing on property maintenance, like mowing the lawn.

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