May 20, 2010
HAPPENINGS AT MINNESOTA ALLIANCE ON CRIME!
Donations will still be accepted for MAC’s Silent Auction at the OJP Crime Victim
Conference at Cragun’s in Brainerd. Silent Auction begins on Wednesday, May 26 and bidding
closes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. Come and have fun! We appreciate your support!
Also, Please come to MAC’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Reception on May 27, 2010;
5:30-6:30 p.m. in Cragun’s Sports Center.
MAC is conducting its Membership Drive for our 2010 – 11 fiscal year. Thank you to all
those who have renewed already! Please visit our website at www.mnallianceoncrime.org for
our membership form or call Stephanie at 612-940-8090/866-940-8090 to request one by mail.
Members/Supporters: Please send us your events, meetings and activities at
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can post them for you on our website, E-updates and our
Quarterly Newsletter: Balancing the Scales.
UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Program’s Conference on Crime & Victimization – Making
Connections; NEXT WEEK! May 26 – 28, 2010, at Cragun’s in Brainerd, MN. Please visit
http://www.ojp.state.mn.us/cvs/conference/index.htm for more information and registration forms.
MN State Art Board - 7th Annual Art of Recovery exhibit open to the public from April 16 - June 30, 2010,
Park Square Court, Suite 200, 400 Sibley Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
2010 Walk like MADD, Saturday June 12, 2010, Raspberry Park, St. Paul, MN. 9:00 a.m. Registration and
activities; walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Register online at www.walklikemadd.org .
The Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life announces WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS
DAY in Minnesota, June 15, 2010, 10:30 – 3:30 p.m., location to be announced.
Citizens For A Safer Minnesota, “Bury Our Guns” Not Our People, Gun Buy Back – Project II; June 18,
2010, Shiloh Temple COGIC. Visit CSM@endgunviolence.com or call Deseria Galloway at (612) 296-2895 or
Shane Price at (612) 543-2905 for more information.
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The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs is pleased to announce that applications for the
2010 Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy, August 1 – 6, 2010, are now being accepted. Download
application at : http://www.dps.state.mn.us/OJP/cvs/mnvaa/2010_MNVAA_Application.pdf. For additional
information please contact Alicia Nichols at 651.201.7318 or email@example.com.
The Sisters of St. Francis, with The Civil Society, are presenting: Human Trafficking: Stop the Silence! in
Rochester, MN; Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, 2010. REGISTER: S. Carol Marie Hemish at 507-
280-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety- Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is pleased to partner with the
Humphrey Institute's Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) to present the Leadership and
Nonprofit Management Academy. Registration is now open for Cohort II: Twin Cities/Metro Leaders;
WHEN: June 22, July 20 and August 17, 2010; TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; COST: FREE! Contact
Alicia Nichols at 651-201-7318 or Alicia.email@example.com for information.
The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in working to improve the functioning
of the criminal justice system, prevent and reduce crime by funding a variety of initiatives and programs with
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds; is asking stakeholders, system professionals
and citizens to complete an anonymous survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HKGZZYJ by MAY 24!
The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) has merged into the National Child Protection Training
Center. The organization will continue and expand the work of the JWRC. Please find the first issue of Jacob’s
Hope, a newsletter that will assist communities in implementing evidence-based prevention initiatives at
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota’s upcoming Crime Victim Relief Pro Bono Project Training CLE
hosted by Fredrikson & Byron provides a great opportunity to help ILCM provide increased immigration
representation in a very rewarding, life-changing case for victims of crime and their children. June 18, 2010;
9:00 a.m.; Fredrikson & Byron, 200 S. Sixth Street, Suite 4000, 40th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402; 5.0
Standard CLE Credits to be applied for!
The Annual MN American Indian Mental Health Conference, Reconnecting the Spirit: Healing Through Self
and Community will be held on June 15-17, 2010 in Prior Lake, MN, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel just 30
minutes from Minneapolis. The conference is hosted by the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and
sponsored by the MN American Indian Mental Health Advisory Council (AIMHAC) and the MN
Department of Human Services.
MINNESOTA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
The Domestic Violence Omnibus Bill (SF 2437), signed by the Governor on May 10, 2010, enhances the
criminal justice system’s ability to protect domestic violence victims by expanding protections in Ex Parte
Orders for Protection, clarifies stalking offenses, protects domestic abuse and sexual assault program
information from public disclosure, and strengthens criminal system responses to high risk domestic violence
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DWI – Ignition Interlock (HF 3106), signed by Governor on May 18,2010, makes the ignition interlock pilot
program permanent while making numerous changes to it. Under the changes, repeat offenders and first-time
offenders with alcohol concentrations of twice the legal limit or higher will have to use an ignition interlock
device to drive legally in Minnesota. First-time offenders with alcohol concentrations of lower than twice the
legal limit will have the choice of getting a limited driver’s license (as under current law) or getting a broader
license subject to the use of an ignition interlock.
Gang and Drug Oversight Council (SF 2725), was presented to the Governor on May 18, 2010, would create
a violent crime coordinating council to provide guidance for the investigation and prosecution of gang and drug
crime and provides for a grant and certification process and yearly audit for multijurisdictional entities created
to combat gang and drug crime. The bill also dissolves the previously known Gang and Drug Strike Forces.
Identity Theft (SF 2493), approved by the Governor on May 10, 2010, expands the crime of identity theft to
include the use of scanning and reencoder devices to acquire credit card numbers.
Guns on School Property (SF 2339), approved by the Governor on May 22, 2010, increases penalty for
bringing a real gun to school but reduces penalty for bringing BB gun or replica.