Largest Family Justice Center Opening in Milwaukee

    Ribbon cutting ceremony at a town event ** Note: Slight blurriness, best at smaller sizes

    City leaders, funders, partners and residents will get their first comprehensive tour of the new Sojourner Family Peace Center on Thursday, Febuary 5, 2016.

    The new facility puts Milwaukee firmly in the center of the growing movement to centralize services for domestic violence victims and their children.

    Sojourner Family Peace Center brings together a wide array of partners at its new building: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Schools, Jewish Family Services, the Milwaukee Police Department and the district attorney’s office, among others.

    Spanning 70,000 square feet, the facility will be the largest of the roughly 80 such family justice centers operating in the country, and it’s among a handful that use a model of providing shelter, child protection and core health services in one place.

    Now that the center is open, it’s time to “breathe life” into the partnerships, said Carmen Pitre, Sojourner’s executive director.

    More information at Journal Sentinel.