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Inside the Milwaukee Police Department's Sensitive Crimes Division

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Division is located on the second floor of the Sojourner Family Peace Center.

Thursday, the new captain of the division gave a tour of their office to the media and their Sojourner partners.

“Lots of times there’s not a lot of communication on who does what in the building,” Captain John Corbett said. “I thought it’d be a good opportunity with me coming to the unit as a new face to share what we do.”

The Sensitive Crimes division investigates sexual assaults, domestic violence, human trafficking, and crimes against children so they work closely with Sojourner Family Peace Center who helps survivors of these crimes. Thursday’s tour showed employees how they can work even better together.

In addition to MPD, the Family Peace Center also has therapy, medical, and legal services available to survivors.

“It’s almost like a one-stop shop for service,” Captain Corbett said.

Carmen Pitre, the President of Sojourner Family Peace Center said their space shows survivors that they matter.

“You are important,” she said. “It’s not your fault. There is a place you can go to have a conversation with someone about what’s happening to you. As a kid who grew up in a violent home, I wish I had a place like that.”

For more information about the Sojourner Family Peace Center and the services they offer, please click here. 

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