April 11, 2016

We thank you for reading this edition of the Prevention Journal! As always, please keep us informed of your coming events, job opportunities, grant availability, and other activities. Your ideas and feedback are welcomed.

Yours in prevention,
Elysse Chay Wageman
Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
PPI Spotlight: Working Our Way Out of Poverty
Click here to watch the video.
The Working Our Way Out of Poverty Project seeks to change the way we think about and attack poverty. We have designed and tested a policy package that is the first of its kind to dramatically reduce poverty. The project is now focused on promoting and implementing these policies. 

Each week we will be rolling out a video on our programs and how they each contribute to the Public Policy Institute's mission: preventing and reducing poverty while improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Find out more about the project on our website and watch all of the PPI Spotlight videos on the PPI blog.
How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes
Today, tobacco companies maintain some of the most extensive state lobbying networks in the country, totaling hundreds of lobbyists.

Despite the tobacco industry's tarnished public image, it is operating a powerful and massive influence machine in statehouses from Salt Lake City to Topeka. With a playbook crafted nearly 20 years ago, the tobacco firms use direct lobbying, third-party allies and "grassroots" advocacy campaigns to spread model legislation and mobilize smokers against proposed regulations and tax hikes across the country. And they are taking up the mantle to defend a burgeoning electronic cigarette market as well.

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (SSNC) April newsletter
Check out SSNC's April newsletter , which focuses on careers and trades since this month's theme is career readiness.

SSNC is looking for guest speakers from an array of career paths to speak to their youth and/or provide work shadow opportunities. They're also looking for youth employers to host tables throughout the month and at their youth resource fair April 23rd at 11am. Contact Kaylin Jones at kjones@ssnc-milw.org for more information.
Restorative practices: Let's give youth a tool to prevent gun violence
While stories abound about the gun violence terrorizing parts of the city, we find many young people offering hope that they can create a safer Milwaukee. In some cases, the youth are guided and assisted by committed adult leaders, while in other situations the youth themselves are creating the impetus for change. To be successful, these courageous youth need adult support as well as a means to achieve positive change.

The evidence that our youth care about ending gun violence has been shown in many ways. Recently, Neighborhood House hosted its third annual "Let My Children Grow" youth summit on gun violence that gave youth a place to speak out on the issue of gun violence. 

Office of Youth Services (OYS) spring newsletter
Check out the spring edition of the OYS newsletter here. Topics include:
 * Overview of the Pupil Records bill that was recently signed into law
* Welcome to new JJ staff and a position announcement
* Latest developments with the Community-Based Juvenile Justice System
* OYS presentations to Youth Employment Programs
* Independent Living Restructure Phase II
     * Brighter Futures Initiative Promising Program
* Graduation Event Save the Date (Friday, July 22nd, 2016)

DCF survey on youth in the community-based justice system
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is in the process of gathering information to deepen its understanding of how youth in the community-based juvenile justice system are served throughout the state.  DCF is reaching out to a wide range of stakeholders to gather input about the current functioning of the system and perspectives on the most pressing needs. A key part of this process is an online survey. Please give your input and share it with other juvenile justice stakeholders throughout the state. The survey will be open through the end of July 2016.
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In This Issue
PPI Spotlight: Mike Bare
How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes
Reducing the risk of relief
"Know Your Neighbor" workshop brings together convenience store owners, law enforcement & community members
Do Something for Kids - Child Abuse Prevention
"Know Your Neighbor" workshop brings together convenience store owners, law enforcement & community members
Event Announcements
April 15
Madison, WI
This conference will bring together youth leaders and adults who are interested in the safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ youth. More information can be found online.

April 18, 8-3pm
Milwaukee, WI
More information available here.

April 27-28
La Crosse, WI
Informational brochure can be found here.

April 28
Milwaukee, WI
The morning panel can be found here and the evening panel can be found here.

April 27
Stevens Point, WI

April 29
Green Bay, WI
More information can be found online.

April 30
Milwaukee, WI
Informational flyer available here.

Shorewood, WI
Milwaukee CAN (Change Addiction Now) is a support group for anyone whose life has been affected by substance use and/or addiction. We recognize that this disease impacts not only those with the addiction, but also their friends and family. Milwaukee Area CAN meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 at the Shorewood Library 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI.
Job Announcements
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is hiring a Housing & Employment Coordinator. More information here.

PATCH is hiring for a Teen Educator for Dane and Milwaukee County. The application is due June 3. Check out the full posting here.

Safe & Sound is hiring for both a CPU Coordinator and a Youth Organizer. More information available online.

United Way has an opening for an eBusiness Administrator. Find the posting online.
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