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SISTERS Program Wins Two MANDI Awards

We are proud to announce our Sisters Program was awarded two MANDI Awards: the PNC Trailblazer Award and the Wells Fargo People's Choice Award. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) highlight the unsung heroes working to revitalize Milwaukee's most distressed urban neighborhoods.  The MANDIS were hosted by LISC Milwaukee and sponsored by US Bank.  Click here to read an article about the award winning Sisters Program. 

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Our 40th Anniversary keynote speaker, Dr. Marilyn Van Dieten was featured on Lake Effect with Bonnie North on Why Gender Matters When it Comes to Prison & Rehabilitation. Click here to listen to the interview.

Sisterly Support 
The Benedict Center's Sisters Program was highlighted on the front page recently in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The   Sisters Program provides street-outreach, programming, education, and trauma-based treatment to  provide women in the sex trade the kind of support they need to make real   changes in their lives.

Read more about this innovative program, providing real solutions.  Read Full Article


Who We Are

The Benedict Center is an interfaith, nonprofit criminal justice agency working with victims, offenders and the community to achieve a system of justice that is fair and treats everyone with dignity and respect. 

The Benedict Center provides community-based treatment alternatives to incarceration for women so they can live safer and healthier lives for themselves, their children and the community. 

The Benedict Center advocates for changes in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on restorative community alternatives to imprisonment, to ensure fair and equitable justice for all.

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View our video shown at our 40th Anniversary event, highlighting our expertise and innovation to help justice involved women, their families and the community.   

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