All community members are invited to join the Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention in a learning lab on transforming community safety at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6. This kickoff for the learning lab series features Anthony Smith, the executive director of Cities United, a national organization focused on reducing homicides and shootings. Cities United is committed to supporting cities, their elected officials, their violence prevention staff, young people, community partners and other national partners in their efforts to do that.
Smith will provide an overview of violence prevention approaches for cities that incorporate proven on-the-ground violence prevention, intervention and healing strategies and policy solutions.
This meeting will be recorded.
About the Transforming Community Safety Learning Lab Series
The series will feature partners and national experts in violence prevention and other areas related to transforming community safety. The series will:
- Provide information about relevant research, evidence-informed practices, practice-based evidence, promising practices, and innovative solutions and models for community safety from around the country.
- Offer information and inspiration about what may be possible with reimagining community safety.
- Create deeper understanding of some of the existing community safety models and practices we have locally that we can build on.