The Sisters Project: Helping Women Exit the Violence of Prostitution

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: January 1, 2013
Project End Date: December 31, 2014
Award Amount:  $200,000

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.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Jeanne Geraci, Benedict Center
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • 3rd District Community Prosecution Unit, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • 3rd District Milwaukee Police Department (MPD)
  • Lutheran Church of Reformation
  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:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article in Chicago Tribune
    • Article on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    • Interview on Lake FM Radio
    • Article in the Neighborhood News Service
  • 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)
    • Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual conference
    • Presentation at the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA) Conference
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