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Community Safety and Criminal Justice

Safety and resiliency are important factors to ensure the health of a community. Our work looks at the effectiveness and impact of violence prevention and intervention strategies, particularly with at-risk populations.

Wilder Research studies include evaluations and analyses of programs providing supports to people impacted by incarceration, ways government systems can support justice-involved youth, and understanding the implementation of different models that address the exploitation of youth and young adults.

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On the Podcast: Safe Harbor

Related Collaborative

Minnesota Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative

Wilder Research is part of this collaborative addressing the strengths and needs of families affected by incarceration in Minnesota. Find out about the academic, chemical health, and mental health outcomes of youth who are affected, and what the collaborative is doing to support families.

Recent reports

Minnesota's Safe Harbor program provides legal protection and services for sexually trafficked or exploited youth. Among the findings: Safe Harbor provides services that would not otherwise be available.
This study of more than 10,000 households found that 11 of 15 categories of criminal offense have no significant effect on housing outcomes after controlling for other factors.
This infographic presents metrics from a program serving youth and young adults involved in county services.
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