Public Policy Forum Research

 

Our research staff also tackles issues in several other policy areas, such as social services, community justice, transportation, and parks, recreation & culture, where our expertise and impartiality are valued by policymakers and engaged citizens.

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Feb, 2017
Our latest research explores the concept of building a center of forensic and educational excellence in southeast Wisconsin. The recent convergence of several related endeavors led us to examine the potential benefits and challenges of developing a...
Nov, 2016
Our survey of metro Milwaukee nonprofit leaders found that, by and large, the nonprofit sector has bounced back from the destabilizing effects of the Great Recession and is optimistic about future trends in organizational growth, charitable giving,...
Oct, 2016
Dozens of organizations provide mentoring opportunities for youth in Milwaukee. Those organizations have collectively determined that a formal mentoring network is needed to coordinate regional mentoring efforts and help build the capacity needed to...
Jul, 2016
Our new report finds that obesity is a serious and substantive public health challenge in the City of Milwaukee. To address this challenge, we recommend a stepped-up and collaborative effort between the City's Health Department, nonprofit...
Jun, 2016
At the request of local private funders, the Public Policy Forum has undertaken research that is designed to inform Greater Milwaukee’s civic leaders about the strategies other regions have employed to conduct cultural planning/visioning efforts,...
Mar, 2016
Our new research finds that arrests of individuals in the City of Milwaukee on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana (with no simultaneous violation) declined by 53% from 2012 to 2015. In addition, a new protocol developed by the...

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