The Benedict Center is an interfaith nonprofit agency working with victims, offenders and the community to achieve a system of criminal justice that is fair and treats every person involved with dignity and respect.
WHAT WE DO
Women's Harm Reduction Program: Services include mental health and substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and groups to address trauma. We also offer adult education, parenting and employment classes and support. We operate a women's re-entry program at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.
Sisters Program: A street outreach, case management and skill building program for women in prostitution and or/sex trafficking. The program is an innovative community-police partnership and is gaining recognition as a more effective way to improve the health and safety of women and communities.
Justice Advocacy: With national recognition, the Benedict Center advocates for the use of best practice and cost-effective policies to ensure fair treatment for women involved in the justice system. Our current advocacy focus is to create a citywide prostitution diversion policy and services for women in street prostitution.