October 26, 2015
ISSUE 5-22
       

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Yours in prevention,
Kari Lerch
Deputy Director, Public Policy Institute
Urban Institute releases report on system-involved LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex
The Urban Institute has released Locked In: Interactions with the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex. This report, supported by OJJDP, documents the cycle of involvement in the juvenile justice, criminal justice, and child welfare systems affecting youth who engaged in survival sex and are self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ); young men who have sex with men (YMSM); and young women who have sex with women (YWSW).
Sass & Sons Funeral & Cremation Service recognized for heroin prevention efforts
At the October 14th meeting of its Prescription Drug and Overdose Workgroup, the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP) is recognized Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral & Cremation Service for their heroin prevention efforts.  Sass & Sons invested in billboards in Milwaukee with heroin prevention messages.
For gun violence to end to end, don't look to state to help
As gun deaths escalate in Milwaukee, the State Legislators in Madison seem determined to make matters worse, rather than better. Read this opinion piece from Ken Germanson on the PPI blog.
Journal Sentinel Watchdog reports show concerns with e-cigarettes
According to this story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there's no way vapers would know what's in vape juice. Founders of one Milwaukee vape shop said they didn't know either. The only way to determine whether the juice, or e-liquid, includes toxic chemicals is to test it, which the Journal Sentinel did. Read the full story and their findings on JS Online.

In a side article, the Journal Sentinel also shows that more Marquette students have tried e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and that people who already smoke are far more likely to use e-cigarettes.
The Milwaukee mom who isn't afraid to step in front of guns
Many large cities across the country saw dramatic spikes in homicides this summer, and Milwaukee has experienced among the most dramatic year-to-year spikes in violence. But if you visit some Milwaukee neighborhoods, you're likely to find people who have been working for decades to keep their community safe.

Seventy-six-year-old Martha Freeman cares for seven of her great-grandchildren. She's also the adoptive mom of many others in the Garden Homes neighborhood on the city's north side, where she's widely known as Mama Freeman.

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In This Issue
Urban Institute releases report on system-involved LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex
Sass & Sons Funeral & Cremation Service recognized for heroin prevention efforts
For gun violence to end, don't look to state to help
Journal Sentinel Watchdog reports show concerns with e-cigarettes
The Milwaukee mom who isn't afraid to step in front of guns
Event Announcements
MILWAUKEE BRIGHTER FUTURES BIDDER'S CONFERENCE
Oct. 28, 2pm
Milwaukee, WI
The bidder's conference will be held at Community Advocates.

OUR CITY OF NATIONS CONFERENCE
Dec. 3-4
Milwaukee, WI
This conference is focused on improving cultural humility and access to resources for those who work with recent immigrants or refugees. More information available online.
Funding Opportunities
MILWAUKEE BRIGHTER FUTURES FUNDING
We are pleased to share that, as the continuing contract administrators for the State of Wisconsin's Milwaukee Brighter Futures Initiative, we are again issuing competitive sub-grants to agencies serving the Milwaukee County community. Please attend our bidders conference (information above) and check back for updated application information.
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