Nexion Solutions is proud to present Voices, an audio content series created to share the stories that sit at the intersection of victim services… and bravery. In this collection, we will feature narratives from across the criminal justice system and not-for-profit organizations, both of which support the witness and survivor stories we will also hold space for.

Addressing Economic Challenges in Not-for-Profit Environments

In this episode of Voices, we sat down for the second time with Carmen Pitre, president and CEO of Sojourner Family Peace Center, to talk about how upcoming changes in federal and statewide funding are impacting domestic violence prevention agencies – and how that represents an opportunity.

An Insider’s View: Fundraising to Support Survivors

In this episode of Voices, we sat down with Cherie Paust Swenson, Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Sojourner Family Peace Center, to talk about fundraising initiatives amidst economic uncertainty.

An Innovative Approach to Support Domestic Violence Inside Sensitive Crimes

In this episode of Voices, we sat down with Captain Erin Mejia of the Sensitive Crimes Division in the Milwaukee Police Department. We discussed how Milwaukee has created new supportive policies and programs to protect those at highest risk for ongoing violence.

Witness Intimidation: A Closer Look

In this episode of Voices, we sat down with Kent Lovern, Chief Deputy District Attorney for Milwaukee County, to talk about witness intimidation: what it is, what it looks like and why its prevalence was the catalyst for one of the country’s first witness intimidation units in the District Attorney’s Office. 

The High Price of Domestic Violence

In this episode of Voices, we sat down with Carmen Pitre, President and CEO of Sojourner Family Peace Center, to talk about two new pieces of research. As outlined by Carmen, the reports serve to 1) frame the dangers inherent to abusive relationships, 2) reveal the economic cost of domestic violence. and 3) identify the hope that lies at the center of comprehensive research. Both research reports discussed in the interview can be downloaded here. 

Finding Solutions in Qualitative Research

In this episode of Voices, we sat down with Dr. Erin Schubert, Director of Outcomes and Evaluation for Sojourner Family Peace Center. The interview focused on how qualitative research can be a proverbial Rosetta stone for interpreting the efficacy of new solutions aimed at domestic violence prevention, as well as its importance in the economic model of comprehensive victim services.