According to End Abuse Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization that tracks domestic violence statistics statewide, 2021 set a record for the most domestic violence homicides statewide. This violence hasn’t been confined to Milwaukee. In October of 2021, the Village of Hartland witnessed a horrific domestic violence fueled murder suicide of an entire family of six. A year earlier, the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy was originally fueled by domestic violence impulses. While these domestic fires rage, kids and families suffer. Boys who witness violence in the household are dramatically more likely to become batterers themselves. Girls who witness violence in the household are dramatically more likely to submit to future abusers. Only by aggressively confronting this abuse can we crack the generational violence that is so pervasive across our metropolitan area.