MN Transition Coalition News - November 8, 2021

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Understanding Veteran-Specific Resources Available to Both Veterans and Criminal Justice Agencies

Date and Time: November 9, 2021 at 12pm CT for 90 minutes

Do you want to develop a better understanding of the veteran-specific resources available to both criminal justice agencies and to veterans? Would you like to improve your knowledge of the support available to criminal justice agencies to help build veterans’ programming? Veterans transitioning from the military to the civilian world Veterans Helping Veterans may have unique underlying conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other veteran-specific mental health concerns. If veterans with these conditions get involved with the criminal justice system, it can result in complex and challenging situations. Fortunately, there are veteran-specific resources available for use throughout the justice system continuum. Agencies that recognize the distinctive qualities associated with military service and the abundant resources available to those who have served can significantly foster future success for these veterans as they navigate the criminal justice system and return to being productive members of society. Veteran-specific resources are being used by the field and are helping agencies with their programmatic efforts to help reduce recidivism for justice-involved veterans, improve public safety, and improve outcomes for veterans.

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NorthStar Regional Riverwood Campus Open House

Please join NorthStar Regional for our Riverwood Campus Open House on Wednesday, November 17th. NorthStar Regional is excited to share with you our new Riverwood Campus. Take a tour! Enjoy snacks! Meet our Team! Explore this beautiful space!

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17th from 1-5 pm

Location: NorthStar Regional | 10990 95th St. NE | Otsego, MN 55362

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Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum

When: Friday, November 19, 2021 9am to Noon

Where: Virtually Via Zoom

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund is excited to partner with Minnesota Housing, Initiative Foundation and Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP) to host a Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum.

This event will include two panel discussions featuring panelists working in Central Minnesota, breakout sessions for attendees to participate in discussions around regional housing solutions, and key legislative and funding updates.

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Responding to Familiar Faces in Crisis Part 2: Engagement Challenges and Strategies

November 18, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge

Across the country, people in many jurisdictions who frequently encounter criminal justice, behavioral health, and social service systems are experiencing behavioral health crises and require different levels and intensities of services. This three-part series features three Stepping Up Innovator Counties that are also MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge sites. Representatives from these sites provide information on how to effectively serve and increase engagement with people who frequently cycle in and out of jails, emergency departments, homeless shelters, and other community-based settings. This session provides an overview of engagement challenges in service and treatment and strategies for how to work through them at both at the individual and systems levels.

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Technology Innovation Project Program Manager

at Violence Free Minnesota

Status: Full Time Exempt, Three Year Project-Based Position through September 30, 2024

This position is responsible for the implementation of the Technology Innovation Project, a three-year capacity building project through Violence Free Minnesota in partnership with the Office of Justice Programs. The objective of the project is to enhance Minnesota’s use of technology to support victim service providers and crime victims. The project will have a specific focus on barriers that impact culturally specific programming for victims of crime and programming relating to housing access for victims of crime. The Program Manager will be responsible for conducting a needs assessment to identify technology, data collection, and reporting barriers that impact services to crime victims. Following completion of the needs assessment, the Program Manager will develop recommendations for alleviating the identified barriers, and work with stakeholders to vet and implement those project recommendations. The Program Manager will be responsible for conducting evaluation of the project’s assessment process and recommendation implementation. The Technology Innovation Project Program Manager will be supported in this role by Violence Free Minnesota’s Housing & Economic Justice Policy Program Manager and overseen by Violence Free Minnesota’s Policy Director.

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Miratech is Hiring Welders and Metal Fabricators

Miratech is currently looking for welders and metal fabricators.  Other types of positions include painters, shipping, forklift operators, sanders and grinders.

  • Located in Scott County just off of 35 South. 
  • Can access metro bus line then use Valley Transit ride share, dial a ride.
  • 1st shift only, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.
  • Benefits available after first 30 days of employment.
  • Employees are supplied 6 uniforms, Safety Boots and glasses stipend.
  • Will consider criminal backgrounds on a case by case bases. 
  • Creating a welding training program for other positions to promote.
  • NO welding or metal fabrication experience, will train.

Position Description_Welder                                   Position Description_Metal Fabricator

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Help Me Connect

Help Me Connect is an interagency collaboration between Minnesota's Departments of Education, Health and Human Services. and is a navigator connecting pregnant and parenting families with young children (birth – 8 years old) with services in their local communities that empower families to be healthy and safe.

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Openings Now Available for Men’s & Women’s Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Men’s & Women’s Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program involves intensive form of substance abuse disorder and mental health treatment for men and women. Programs meet on weekdays in the morning and evening, consisting of group therapy and individual counseling. We are now accepting admissions.
Call 1-833-677-4673 or Connect with us Online at

ANEW Has Immediate Residential Openings

Current openings in our residential program for both medium and high intensity. For referrals, please contact our intake coordinator, Ashley Beadell, at 952-466-1803 or at Referrals can also be faxed to 651-493-7057


Beyond Brink Recovery Houses Has Openings

Beyond Brink's PRE treatment housing has immediate openings (one male and one female) These beds are available now until Nov. 25th. If you have any questions on these availability please contact Brandy Brink at 507-779-7091

Attached you will find our housing application. Please be sure to select 'Chestnut House' for PRE treatment bed.