Ward 8 Update: Early Mornings with Elizabeth and Safety Update

News of the 8th Ward

May 7, 2013

Early Mornings with Elizabeth! Friday, May 17

Early Mornings with Elizabeth!
Friday, May 17, 7:30 - 9am
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S
In the Pizza Biga Room


Domestic Violence Prevention: The Minneapolis Model

On Friday, May 17, we ask you to join us for a discussion of domestic violence prevention efforts in the City of Minneapolis.  We welcome an expert panel including Carol Arthur, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Project, Deputy Chief Kris Arneson, and Assistant City Attorney Michelle Jacobson

Minneapolis has sought to aggressively prosecute domestic violence cases with an evidence-based prosecution model and through collaboration with partner agencies. Since 2003, the City has been able to increase its conviction rate from 47.5 percent in 2003 to 72 percent in 2012.

The increase in domestic violence conviction rates and improved responses to incidents are due in significant part to the “Minneapolis Model” – a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Domestic Abuse Project, Casa de Esperanza and Asian Women United of Minnesota that launched in 2008.

The Minneapolis Model includes a new investigative protocol by the City Attorney’s Office and the Police Department to gather more and better evidence when officers are responding to domestic violence calls. With the assistance of grant funds, the City has also developed a domestic abuse repeat offender initiative, with a pilot program at Little Earth of United Tribes, and provided additional police enforcement of Domestic Abuse No Contact Orders, which have also improved the City’s response to domestic violence.

Please join us on May 17, at Early Mornings with Elizabeth, to discuss this critical public safety issue and what you can do to help recognize and prevent domestic violence.



Strong Safety Focus at 38th and Chicago

Stay connected to updates about 38th and Chicago, and continued efforts to enhance safety in and near the intersection, at a newly scheduled monthly safety meeting.  Details are:

38th and Chicago Safety Meeting
4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
May 28 meeting held at CANDO community space, 3736 Chicago Ave
Subsequent meetings at Blue Ox Coffee, 3740 Chicago Ave (June 25, July 23, Aug 27, and beyond).
This meeting is an ongoing opportunity to hear from neighbors, review police and city strategies, and together work on an action plan to promote safety in and around 38th and Chicago

On Wednesday evening, April 24, neighbors and business owners met to discuss safety improvements for 38th and Chicago.  Notes from this meeting will be discussed and added to at the upcoming 38th and Chicago Safety Meetings; they will also be distributed on the Ward 8 e-news when finalized. 

Councilmember Elizabeth Glidden and Inspector Michael Sullivan of the Third Precinct are committed to safety at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, including looking for new resources and ways to approach safety.  Read their letter to the community here.  The 38th and Chicago Safety Meeting is supported by the neighborhood associations for Central (CANDO), Bancroft, Bryant, and Powderhorn, and the 38th and Chicago Business Association.

Please contact Councilmember Glidden with your questions and concerns at elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov or (612) 673-2208.