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The 2016 Minnesota Crime Victimization Survey: Executive Summary and Overview
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, August 2017, 18 pp.
The Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (MNSAC), a part of the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP), completed its seventh crime victimization survey. This survey measured experiences with crime, perceptions of neighborhood safety, and attitudes towards the police among Minnesota’s adult population. The Minnesota Crime Victimization Survey (MCVS) brings us closer to measuring the many crimes that never come to the attention of law enforcement, also known as the “dark figure of crime.” Surveys such as this also collect information on crime victims that is often not available in official crime statistics. more info >
Adult Criminal Justice: Benefit-Cost Analysis
Minnesota Management and Budget, December 2016, 65 pp.
Minnesota's Department of Corrections and county correction agencies provide a range of services designed to rehabilitate offenders and reduce their likelihood of future criminal activity. Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) conducted benefit-cost analyses of select corrections services in the state. more info >
Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. more info >
Wilder Research, December 2015, 13 pp.
With the support of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, Wilder Research evaluated the implementation of the Safe Harbor Law and No Wrong Door model, which address how children who are exploited for commercial sex are treated. more info >
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, September 2015, 52 pp.
This guide highlights best practices that juvenile justice facilities can implement to advance the safety and well-being of LGBT youth. more info >
Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state. more info >