Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of six pilot sites employing strategies, examining policies, and developing evidence through research to reduce implicit bias, enhance procedural justice, and promote racial reconciliation.

Betsy Hodges, Mayor

Janeé Harteau, Chief of Police

Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney

A first site visit in June 2015 brought together interested residents and community groups of Minneapolis to participate in a community convening to discuss the National Initiative project. At this convening, the National Initiative introduced the goals and strategies of the project and explained how community members can participate directly.

The National Initiative team also met with city leaders, representatives from the police department, and prosecutors to discuss the role of criminal justice practitioners in this historic initiative.

Minneapolis Police: Procedural Justice, Chaplain Intro:

 

Minneapolis Police Department: Procedural Justice:


2016 Status Report

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of six pilot sites employing strategies, examining policies, and developing evidence through research to reduce implicit bias, enhance procedural justice, and promote racial reconciliation. The city was selected as a pilot site for its demonstrated willingness and capacity to engage in the National Initiative’s research, intervention, and evaluation process, as well as its jurisdiction size, ethnic and religious composition, and population density.

This status report describes Minneapolis' progress at the midpoint of the project’s second year.


Mayor Betsy Hodges Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Jamar Clark 

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released a statement offering condolences to the family of Jamar Clark one year after his death. Mayor Hodges also noted the introspection this tragedy has driven and the progress that she has sought to make. 

 


Below are some items that the National Initiative and Minneapolis have produced so far. 

Site Visit Agenda: February, 2016

National Initiative staff visited Minneapolis in February 2016 to meet with senior law enforcement officials as well as community members and representatives from various local support and advocacy organizations. 


Site Visit Agenda: November, 2015

Our second site visit  in November 2015 inlcuded meetings with local leaders and organizations that will play important roles in the National Initaitive's ongoing work with Minneapolis. 


Implementation Plan

The implementation plan for Minneapolis contains information regarding trainings in procedural justice and implicit bias as well as initial assessments of key stakeholders' attitudes going into the reconciliation process. The document goes into detail regarding unique interventions and what certain of these processes entail.


Site Visit Agenda: June, 2015

The National Initiative's first site visit to Minneapolis came in June 2015 when partners met to begin laying the foundation for the work that will take place over the next three years. The schedule included broader agenda setting with representatives from various groups and organizations as well as breakout meetings for smaller groups to discuss the strategy going forward.



Leadership


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