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My Job as an Embedded Social Worker

With the upcoming local elections focused on where voters land on public safety needs — the $180-million, 600-plus-person Minneapolis police department being a central piece of the conversation — we are focused on providing information about what solutions are getting committed, long-term resources.

  • 10/14/2021
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Ramsey County: Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes Today

“[The goal] is not simply to send people to prison. It is ultimately ‘do what you can to define success in these cases.’”

  • 09/24/2021
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Reporting Assault

I never wanted the rapist in jail. I wanted him to see what happened in that room in the same way I do.

  • 09/24/2021
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Minneapolis Candidates: Views on Public Safety

Public safety is a key factor in the Minneapolis elections this November. Here is where the candidates stand.

  • 09/22/2021
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The Crisis of Gun Violence

We are listing the gun violence that has thus far claimed 74 lives in Minneapolis in 2021. We surveyed Minnesota Women’s Press readers, about problems and solutions in public safety.

  • 09/07/2021
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Collaborative Policing

August 31, 2021 — An expansion of embedded social workers into law enforcement was announced in Hennepin County. The addition

  • 08/31/2021
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Conversation: Tina Burnside

The museum is a community gathering space, and a platform for Black artists, authors and creatives. We’re working to build a legacy and establish an institution in the Black community.

  • 08/22/2021
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“Sparked”: Current Residents on Defunding Police (part 2)

Reflections on the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed, and on racism in Minnesota, as told by current residents of the state.

  • 08/15/2021
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“Sparked”: Background Experiences (part 1)

Reflections on the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed, and on racism in Minnesota, as told by former residents of the state

  • 08/15/2021
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Survey Results: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

We asked our readers to complete a survey on public safety. Here is what some of you told us.

  • 08/05/2021
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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

  • 07/22/2021