Reggie Moore leaving Office of Violence Prevention

April 15, 2021

Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Kristen Johnson praised Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention during a virtual press conference on Monday, April 12, 2021 at which it was announced that Moore would be leaving the position at the end of the month. The Office of Violence Prevention is part of the Health Department in the City of Milwaukee.

Moore will continue working to help reduced the impact of violence in the community, however. Beginning May 3 he will join the Medical College of Wisconsin as director of violence prevention policy and engagement. In that position, he will help develop a team focused on policy at the local, state and national levels, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

In brief remarks during the virtual press conference, Moore thanked Mayor Barrett for the support of his administration and said he was most proud of helping to make violence prevention a national movement during his time as director.

Mayor Barrett said the work of the Office of Violence Prevention would continue to be a major priority for his administration and promised an announcement on a successor within a few days. He declined further questions about Moore’s successor at this time, declaring that “today is Reggie’s day.”