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Community Gang Initiative

The community gang initiative will reduce/eliminate the number of gang-involved youth and adults and gang-related crime. Goals Align community resources (government; faith communities; nonprofits; and for profits) to address the factors that contribute to gang involvement. Enhance a sense of community responsibility and improve capacity and effectiveness of organizations serving gang-involved clients. Assist gang members in transitioning out of the gang lifestyle.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Education, Public Safety

Level 2: Human Resource

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Known/Likely Collaborators: United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

Community leaders from across Rochester began meeting in late 2008 to review the current status of gang activity in the Rochester area and discuss community options to prevent, intervene and suppress gang involvement.
Core Belief Statements

The group achieved consensus on the following four statements:

  • The presence and growth of gangs in our community requires an ongoing, comprehensive community response.
  • A multifaceted response is required to address the many factors that give rise to and sustain gangs.
  • Prevention, intervention, and suppression programs can be effective in reducing youth violence and youth gang involvement.
  • Efforts to prevent, intervene and suppress gangs in Rochester are worth the cost.

Mission

The community gang initiative will reduce/eliminate the number of gang-involved youth and adults and gang-related crime.
Goals

  • Align community resources (government; faith communities; nonprofits; and for profits) to address the factors that contribute to gang involvement.
  • Enhance a sense of community responsibility and improve capacity and effectiveness of organizations serving gang-involved clients.
  • Assist gang members in transitioning out of the gang lifestyle.

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Education, Public Safety  

July 07, 2020: Olmsted County News

Commissioners vote to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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June 13, 2020: City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait

The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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June 04, 2020: A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory

OpenBeam is sharing the message from the Y's management team. A time to reflect.

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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 10, 2020: Updates from the Governor

Updates from the Governor

Like many Minnesotans, Governor Walz will observe the holidays with his family this weekend. Our thoughts are with Minnesotans across faith communities who would typically be spending upcoming religious holidays with extended family and friends. We ask Minnesotans to remember that as hard as social distancing is during this season, it’s still important and will help ensure our neighbors and loved ones stay safe

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April 06, 2020: Discrimination Helpline

This toll-free helpline reinforces the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to our Department.

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April 02, 2020: Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 31, 2020: Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

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March 30, 2020: Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before. It is our top priority to process applications efficiently and effectively, and to ensure that we can deliver for Minnesotans in this time of need.

To ensure our system can handle the increased activity we are experiencing, we are asking that *new* unemployment insurance applicants apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN).

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day - or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.

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March 27, 2020: Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last modified by support on 2020/07/12
Created by kalun on 2015/02/08

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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