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MAC E-Update 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. MAC E-UPDATE May 20, 2010 - 2 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 www.jwrc.org 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 offenses. MAC E-UPDATE May 20, 2010 - 3 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.
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