Alternative response timeline
Report findings to City Council
We will explain our plans for 2022.
We will see how the pilot programs go and what adjustments we need to make. This would allow us to make changes. The mental health teams will continue their work when this phase ends.
We will decide how to staff the pilot programs and which partners to involve.
The City selected Canopy Mental Health & Consulting as the response team.
Held Learning lab and changed reporting
On June 17, 2021, the City held a community meeting about Group Violence Intervention (GVI). Speakers included:
- David Kennedy, Executive Director, National Network for Safe Communities
- Ferome Brown, Lead Case Manager, Project Life
- Sasha Cotton, Director, Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention
View the recording and presentation
Changing how to report non-violent, non-emergency theft and property damage not in progress
On June 14, 2021, non-police City employees at 311 started taking these reports. This differs from 911 dispatching Minneapolis police officers.
Mayor and City Council approved funding for:
- Testing alternative response models for:
- Mental health crisis calls
- Report-only calls
Performance Management and Innovation gave:
- Alternative response models that should move forward to on-the-ground pilot phase
Completed survey and model planning
Performance Management and Innovation:
- Completed a community survey
- Began community model planning for alternative response for:
- Mental health calls
- Report-only calls
Approved plans and gave funding
The Mayor and City Council:
- Approved work group plans
- Gave funding for models
Formed work group
We formed a work group to:
- Analyze data
- Decide which types of calls we could test for alternative response
City Council gave direction
The City Council asked the City Coordinator’s Office for advice. Their request was to identify areas where the City should explore non-police response.
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