"We want to see homicides down to zero in this city:" Plan released to prevent summer violence in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Summer is fast approaching and Milwaukee city leaders want to make sure the season stays safe.
The Office of Violence Prevention laid out their plans for how they can make that happen. They want people to come up with ideas to help young people thrive and stay out of trouble. It's part of the city's "Blueprint for Peace" initiative.
Some suggestions include adding more summer youth programs and building better relationships with police.
"Although we ended with homicides down, non-fatal shootings are still increasingly high. We're definitely not resting on that. We want to see homicides down to zero in this city, and we don't want to lose another child to another shooting or homicide. I feel like we have a ways to go but we also have a plan to get there," said Reggie Moore with the Office of Violence Prevention.
The Office of Violence Prevention wants to make sure these programs are successful so they will help financially and staffing-wise if needed.