Minneapolis Public Schools, in partnership with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the Mayor's Youth Violence Prevention Blueprint, has launched an anonymous youth tip-line called "Speak Up Minneapolis." This tip-line allows youth from across the city to phone or text reports of potential violence including weapons in schools, parks, libraries or other locations. Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to take detailed summaries of the potential threat and will then phone and email a complete report to MPD and district Emergency Management and Safety & Security staff.
CALL 1-866-SPEAK-UP or text MPLS to 847-411. To find out more about violence prevention efforts, read more here about work being done in the City, schools, and elsewhere!
Blueprint for Action:
Preventing Youth Violence in Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis recognizes that youth violence is a public health epidemic that requires a holistic, multi-faceted response. Drawing on a mix of increased law enforcement and public health strategies to address the root causes of violence and significantly reduce and prevent youth violence in Minneapolis, the city, in partnership with a host of community stakeholders, created the Blueprint for Action.
The Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence is a community-driven, grassroots response to the issue of youth violence.
Last updated Apr 1, 2015