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Engaging Community to Prevent Crime and End Police Violence

August 26, 2020 by Lindsay Turner
Everybody deserves to be safe from violence, including police violence. Research shows community engagement is a key mechanism to both prevent crime and end police violence. Lindsay Turner explains.

Understanding Sex Trafficking and What Minnesota is Doing to Address It

January 25, 2018 by Julie Atella
A recent Wilder Research report confirms that commercial sexual exploitation is much more widespread in Minnesota than most of us think.

Five Facts That Can Help You Save a Life: What You Need to Know About Commercial Sexual Exploitation

October 12, 2017 by Laura Schauben
By understanding the many ways commercial sexual exploitation happens and by being aware of signs it may be happening near you, you can help save a life. Five facts to know.

Five Things About Youth Who Have Had an Incarcerated Parent

February 9, 2016 by Julie Atella
​If you work with youth in Minnesota, it’s likely you are working with people who have been affected by parental incarceration, even if you do not realize it. Data from the 2013 Minnesota Student… Read more »
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