Rep. Bowen to host Emergency Public Forum on Juvenile Corrections Reform

May 27, 2016


MILWAUKEE – Next week, Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) will host an emergency public forum

on the juvenile corrections crisis facing Wisconsin. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 1

at 3:30 p.m. at BEAM Academy, 3620 N 18th Street in Milwaukee’s highest incarcerated zip code.

Partnering in this important event will be Reggie Moore, Executive Director of the City Of Milwaukee

Office of Violence Prevention, Mark Mertens, Administrator of Milwaukee County Delinquency and

Court Services, and stakeholders of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Invited partners

include Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White, Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn, and

Wisconsin DOC Secretary Jon Litscher. Any entity involved in the juvenile justice system and helping

our youth from reoffending is encouraged to attend or submit written testimony.