At its meeting Wednesday, the State Building Commission approved the $10.6 million for the project. The state will borrow the money to pay for the project.
The new center is a partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Sojourner Family Peace Center and others, including the Milwaukee County district attorney's office and the Milwaukee Police Department.
The 78,000-square-foot center will be at 619 W. Walnut St. and include a 56-bed domestic violence shelter, along with mental health services, a legal clinic and an education and conference center.
"This project will make an efficient use of resources as we look to consolidate law enforcement, prosecution and child welfare resources for those affected by domestic violence," said Gov. Scott Walker, the chair of the building commission.
"This project will provide better care and treatment for mothers and their children to the greater Milwaukee area, and will also benefit our state as a whole."
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