Justice & Public Safety

Heather Edelson

Bills to Protect Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Sex Assault Medical Exams HF 1279 was discussed by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on February 28, to

  • 02/28/2023
winona and citizen x

Celebrating the Advocacy and Principals of Honor the Earth

“Water and women are one and the same. They deserve our love and protection.”

  • 02/28/2023

Setting Up Gender-Based Violence Issues and Solutions

Economic abuse, rape, criminalization of victims, gun-related homicides, and why the village needs to be part of the solutions

  • 02/22/2023

Roots of Violence: A Changemakers Alliance Discussion Series

What does the survivor need to feel safe again? What do accountability, justice, and healing mean to them?

  • 02/22/2023

Why the Legal System Is Not the Answer for Many Survivors: A Conversation With Nikki Engel

How can we prevent this kind of abuse from happening in the first place, instead of relying on a reactive response?

  • 02/22/2023

My View as a Police Chief: A Conversation with Kelly McCarthy

If we’re going to exert any force or pressure, it needs to be on the offender and not on that victim.

  • 02/22/2023

What Do We Actually Know About Gun Violence?

Details about gun ownership, national school shootings, Minnesota gun deaths, and intimate partner homicides

  • 02/22/2023
Sheila Wellstone

When Violence Was Considered a Private Matter

Understanding the history of Minnesota’s movement to transform responses to domestic violence — and how it needs adjustment today.

  • 02/22/2023
DIversity in Politics square

UPDATES: 2023 Legislative Session

Gender-Based Violence Bills to Protect Victims of Gender-based Violence Discussing Domestic Violence and Homeless Youth at Legislature Intense Testimony for

  • 01/25/2023

Testimony on Behalf of Restoring the Right to Vote to Formerly Incarcerated Felons (HF28)

Testimony about House File 28: Right to vote restored to individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.

  • 01/20/2023

Values & Vision: How to Evolve Together

In essence, Values & Vision is a kind of salon — a hybrid of book discussion, related to current events and issues — that takes the extra step of leading to solutions, solidarity, and action.

  • 12/29/2022

Building a Bigger Bench

Patricia Torres Ray & Joan Blakey

  • 12/29/2022