Our mission: We unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. Our strategy: Team members dedicated to building relationships in the community work together in targeted Milwaukee neighborhoods where the comprehensive efforts encourage collective efficacy, resident capacity and youth leadership.





Annual Safe & Sound's 2017 Outcomes...

3331

Residents reached at their front doors in face-to-face conversations each year

27599

Residents participants at 1538 community meetings & events

1371

Number of neighborhood nuisances—like loitering, drug dealing, public drunkenness—resolved each year

516

External blight issues resolved each year

Forward Community Investments’ April Game Changer Grant Goes to Safe & Sound

FCI’s April Game Changer Grant Goes to Safe & Sound Posted on forwardci.org on April 19, 2018 ​ Safe & Sound is a Milwaukee-based organization dedicated to creating safe neighborhoods via the power of communication. Their Face to Face workshops engage community residents, youth and law enforcement officers for the purpose of whittling away at […]

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The Milwaukee problem: We don’t stick with what works when it comes to reducing crime and preventing violence

By Gina Barton and Ashley Luthern Click HERE to read the original. As homicides spiked in the summer of 2015, the director of the city’s Homicide Review Commission — tasked with analyzing deadly violence here — was booted from her office inside Milwaukee police headquarters. Mallory O’Brien’s removal from the building brought an end to the […]

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: How Milwaukee’s ‘urban guardians’ build the bonds that make neighborhoods safer

By David D. Haynes Click HERE to read the original. What if what really matters in fighting crime is how well you know your neighbor? And what if that matters more than who is the next police chief? These are, of course, rhetorical questions. The Milwaukee police — and the chief — are indispensable. But as the melodramatic final months of […]

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