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Restoring Community:

Reimagining Public Safety Project

 

We are seeking a dynamic Minneapolis neighborhood organization to participate in an exciting opportunity to create a neighborhood public safety model. The project will provide trauma training, restorative justice training, program development, and mentoring through June 2022.

Through a Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention, a partnership of Restorative Justice Community Action, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (Peacebuilding), and community leader Manu Lewis have collaborated in bringing a multi-dimensional process for communities to develop skills and create a public safety model that fits the needs and desires of local neighborhoods.

We are currently seeking applications for the program which is January-June 2022. The timeline for this process is:

  • Application due December 10, 2021—access application HERE
  • Info sessions December 2, 2021, at Noon & December 3, 2021, at 7 PM
  • Interviews week of December 13th

Requirements for consideration in applying:

  • Must be a neighborhood organization in Minneapolis
  • Provide space for meetings/trainings that are in-person
  • On-going support for project participants
  • Can identify and recruit a core team of 5-10 community members committed to full training and mentoring throughout the project
    • Strategies for Trauma, Resilience, and Awareness (STAR)—MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute: 5-day Virtual training: January 18-19 and 24-26, 2022
    • Restorative Circle Training—Koinonia Leadership Academy: 4 day In-person training—March 1-4, 2022
    • Public Safety Workshop: Saturday March 19, 2022
    • Monthly mentorship gathering

Project gives

  • Trainings are free for participating core group and staff of Neighborhood organization.
  • Core group community members receive $100 stipend each month of participation January-June 2022
  • 1 year membership with the National Association for Community Mediation

Please direct any questions to cprosek@rjca-inc.org or by phone 612-746-0787.

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Bolero Flats Community Healing
 
Bolero Flats tenants have identified a need for trauma counseling and community circles.
The proposal is for 2 group circles and 2 days with 3 counselors available for 1:1 walk-ins
All told, they need $9000. This covers Two 2-hour circles ($2000 ea) and 3 counselors for 2 days ($1,000 ea/day), plus administrative costs.
In the message section of the donate section please write, “Bolero Flats Community Healing,” and the money will go to the right place.
Any donations over and above $9000 will go to further support services.
Please donate to help these tenants through this heartbreaking and traumatic experience.