Justice Initiatives Institute's latest report Cited in Milwaukee: The Cost of Unpaid Municipal Citations has been published. The report presents a quantitative look at nearly six years of data on individuals who were booked into the Milwaukee County jail on municipal warrant or commitments for City of Milwaukee municipal citations. Published in February 2015, this report will be used by an active Project Advisory Board to establish JII's policy stances and efforts related to the outcomes identified in the report.
This report was made possible through significant data analysis by Dr. John Pawasarat of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and financial support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Justice Initiatives Institute would like to thank the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, the Milwaukee Municipal Court, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for their data contributions and research guidance.