Getting Out: Gang Intervention/Tattoo Removal Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, in collaboration with Office of Justice Programs-MN Dept. of Public Safety, Neighborhood House and other youth serving organizations, St. Paul & Minneapolis Police Departments, Ramsey & Hennepin Counties, Ramsey County Corrections-Boys Totem Town, Century College, Dr. Gervais- Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Tolan & Dr. Campanelli-Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery provide gang intervention programs and tattoo removal services for gang involved teens and young adults who are eligible to receive treatment to remove gang related tattoos from hands, arms, neck, ears, or face upon documentation of transition out of the gang lifestyle.
Restorative Justice Community Action - Bringing People Together to Make Things Right
Quality of life crimes, such as panhandling, solicitation, loitering with intent to buy or sell narcotics, and public consumption affect the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Restorative Justice Community Action gives community members the opportunity to meet face-to-face with offenders who have committed these low-level legal offenses in their neighborhoods. The goal of these "Community Conferences" is to best repair the harm that was done to a particular community, to give ordinary citizens a voice in the justice process, and to re-integrate offenders back into the community in a restorative way.
Mower County- A Coordinated Collaborative Response to Domestic Violence
This Committee is the result of intentional planning, engaging individual members, developing a common vision and shared philosophy of centralizing the safety of adult victims and their children, providing comprehensive services and coordinating a response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse. Members of the Mower County Collaborative Response team have conducted local and national trainings on Effective Collaboration based upon this group’s success.