The Sisters Project: Helping Women Exit the Violence of Prostitution

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014

Project Goal Statement: The Sisters Project aims to prevent violence against women involved in Milwaukee's sex trade by developing an action plan that integrates local and national best practices in prostitution intervention strategies.

Award Amount: $200,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Jeanne Geraci, Benedict Center
Additional community partner organization names:

  • 3rd District Community Prosecution Unit of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • 3rd District of the Milwaukee Police Department
  • Reformation Lutheran Church

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Laura Cassidy, PhD, Institute for Health and Society
  • Mina Farahzad, Graduate Student

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Summary Report 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013
     Project Progress Summary Report 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014
 

Affiliated Web Pages:
     3rd District Community Prosecution Unit of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
     3rd District of the Milwaukee Police Department
     Benedict Center

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Article
    • Featured in Chicago Tribune
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Featured in agency newsletter distributed to a mailing list of 2,500
    • Presentation at Washington Park Partners Community Safety Committee meeting
    • Presentation to stakeholders on the Sisters Diversion Project
  •  Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the AHW Looking Back, Moving Forward Conference (May 2014)
    • Presentation at the Black Women’s Health Conference (June 2014)
    • Presentation at the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies Conference (September 2014)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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