Building Up the Fabric of the Community to Curb Violence
After some notably violent years, the homicide rate in Milwaukee has declined a bit over the last two years. And while there are a complex set of factors that play into that dynamic, the city has made a concerted effort to develop a strategy to curb the cycle of violence.
One key player has been the head of the city’s Office of Violence Prevention. Reggie Moore has been on the job for a couple of years - he’s been featured in stories and segments on WUWM. But he’s also the subject of a profile in the May issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Writer Zach Brooke joined us by phone to share his reporting: