Tag Archive for: public safety

What the Crow Wing County Jail Needs in Order to Reduce Crime

Said one staff member at the jail, “I have had clients tell me, ‘You can send me to chemical dependency treatment all you want, and they’re going to teach me how to identify my triggers and some coping skills, but the reasons I’m using are not being addressed.’”

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

Who Decides Whether Restorative Justice Is Allowed to Become More Effective Than Incarceration?

What we do in this country is we incarcerate, and we haven't really thought about anything other than incarcerate.

UPDATED 2-13: Policing Safety in Schools?

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As schools resume statewide, there is pushback by some politicians and law enforcement officers about not being able to use a prone hold — putting a student face down on the ground and applying weight to their head, throat, neck, or chest to restrict their ability to breathe.

SERIES: How Ramsey County Addresses Public Safety

Ramsey County has consistently been able to solve homicides — at a rate of above 90 percent — because there's trust with the system and in communities, which is a big part of criminal justice.

Data and Resources: Youth Well-Being

Pathways Home, Ramsey County approach to juvenile justice reform, maintaining connections for incarceration-impacted families, health care disparities report, and a storybook about anxiety

Public Safety Is More Than Emergency Response

Editor's Message The conversations I have had recently…

SERIES: Understanding the Youth Mental Health Crisis

People sometimes think that if a child is punished enough, they'll "get it" — but that doesn't change behavior. You have to teach new skill sets, how to rewire their brains.

SERIES: Talking About Public Safety With Two Minneapolis City Council Candidates

"The oversight capacity of the City Council is going to really matter. I have a really strong value around police accountability, and talking about it honestly and bluntly, because we need to as the city of Minneapolis.”
Mary Moriarty

Talking to Mary Moriarty About Juvenile Justice Reform

As the new Hennepin County Attorney, Mary Moriarty…

Next Step Program: How Healing and Transformation Can Emerge From Violence

An elementary school child looked out the window and saw…