Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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Open Streets Minneapolis

This initiative changes city streets for a short time as a street fair where people have the opportunity to walk around and check out various events.
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Minneapolis School Based Clinics

Our healthcare services for high school students are confidential and open to all. There's no cost for students and their families.
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Public health approach to violence

We work to reduce violence through prevention, intervention, and healing.
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Blueprint Approved Institute

We train and fund people and small organizations working to prevent violence.
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Community Champions

You can attend a violence prevention training. They are free and open to residents.
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Group Violence Intervention

We work to address gun violence and homicide associated with groups and gangs.
MinneapolUS is a street outreach team led by the Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention


Our violence interrupters identify and calm conflicts that may lead to serious violence.
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Next Step

We partner with hospitals to support victims of violent injury.
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Violence Prevention Fund

We fund activities that help prevent violence.
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Inspiring Youth

We mentor and support 10- to 17-year-olds facing risk factors for violence.
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Our biochar program reduces tree waste and improves soil health. It also removes carbon from the air.
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Minnehaha 3000

We’re planning a new use for the former 3rd precinct police building. This property is on the corner of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue.