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Criminal Justice and Violence Prevention

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.

Featured Reports

Related Blog Posts

Understanding Sex Trafficking and What Minnesota is Doing to Address It

Most of you have likely heard about sex trafficking in some form or another. Common perceptions are that sex trafficking is not a… More about this article »

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

​People typically think commercial sexual exploitation happens to women brought in from other countries who are locked away in basements… More about this article »

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

This infographic presents metrics from a program serving youth and young adults involved in county services.
Evaluation results of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor law and No Wrong Door model show improved Safe Harbor-related efforts to serve youth and young adult victims of sexual exploitation in Minnesota.
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