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Closing the "Gap" Between Competency and Commitment in Minnesota: Ideas from National Standards and Practices in Other States

January 9, 2018

In Minnesota, a "gap" exists in the justice system for defendants with mental illness. Defendants in criminal cases are found incompetent to stand trial, yet do not meet the higher standard for civil commitment. Commitment is the only way to receive competency restoration treatment, so individuals who do not meet the standard are unable to resolve their criminal cases or to receive treatment. The Robina Institute conducted research see how other states address incompetency.

BWJP A New Era: FY 2022 Impact Report

June 8, 2023

We are privileged to be at the forefront of the movement working to create systemic change, and we take that responsibility seriously. It is critical to maintain an intersectional lens that prevents further harm to historically marginalized communities. As we advance this crucial work to keep survivors safe and support thriving families and communities, we hope you will partner with BWJP as we continue to:* Be the trusted source of expertise and innovation at the intersection of gender-based violence and legal systems.* Foster an environment where staff and board of directors feel valued, supported and are motivated leaders in social change.* Center survivors and marginalized communities in our work with advocates, practitioners, and systems.* Diversify the revenue streams driving our investments in staff, growth opportunities, and systems transformation.We are pleased to share BWJP's FY 2022 Impact Report, demonstrating our ongoing progress as we continue this critical work informing coalitions, advocates, attorneys, and more nationwide. 

Toward Power-Shifting Solidarity with Black-Led Change: The State of Philanthropic Investments & Transformative Invitations to Advance Racial Justice in Minnesota & Beyond

May 25, 2023

Leaders of the Black Collective Foundation MN, the state's first Black community foundation, are working to ensure that Black-led organizations and communities are adequately recognized and resourced. In the spring of 2022, the  Collective and the Center for Evaluation Innovation formed a partnership to consider how to build power-shifting solidarity with Black people and communities across Minnesota.Doing this required better understanding what foundation staff believe is possible, what will motivate courageous action, and how to support those who have made commitments to stay the course.This report, and the research that informs it, considers the question: What will it take for institutional philanthropy in MN and beyond to move at the speed of courage and invest wholly in Black lives?

State Constitutions and Abortion Rights: Building Protections for Reproductive Autonomy

April 22, 2022

This report outlines 11 states in which high courts have recognized that their state constitutions protect abortion rights and access independently from and more strongly than the U.S. Constitution or have struck down restrictions that were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The analysis considers how this jurisprudence can expand and shape efforts to secure reproductive rights.

Designed to Deceive: A Study of the Crisis Pregnancy Industry in Nine States

October 28, 2021

This report sheds light on the activities and funding sources of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) -- centerpieces of an extreme anti-abortion strategy that has been quietly unfolding for decades, behind higher-profile legislative and legal battles.The report shows that, rather than offer legitimate healthcare and resources, CPCs target pregnant people of color and pregnant people with lower incomes with deceptive marketing; provide few or no real medical services; and systematically mislead clients about services they do provide, potentially resulting in delayed care and unnecessary risks to their clients' health.

Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities

August 1, 2020

In light of the national uprising sparked by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (and building on other recent tragic movement moments going back to the 2014 murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri), NCRP is analyzing grantmaking by community foundations across the country to find out exactly how much they are – or are not – investing in Black communities.We started by looking at the latest available grantmaking data (2016-2018) of 25 community foundations (CFs) – from Los Angeles to New Orleans to New York City to St. Paul. These foundations represent a cross section of some of the country's largest community foundations as well as foundations in communities where NCRP has Black-led nonprofit allies.

Homelessness in Minnesota: Detailed Findings from the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study

March 1, 2020

The Minnesota Homeless Study, conducted every three years by Wilder Research, is a point-in-time study aimed at better understanding homelessness in Minnesota. The study is the most comprehensive source of descriptive information about homeless adults, youth, and children in the state, and is intended to equip readers with the data needed to improve housing programs and policies, address systemic problems, and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Minnesota.This summary provides a snapshot of the numbers of people who were homeless in Minnesota in 2018 and findings from face-to-face interviews conducted on October 25, 2018, with 4,181 adults experiencing homelessness throughout Minnesota.

Women's Recovery Services in Minnesota: Year 3 Findings

March 1, 2020

This report presents a description of the women and children served by Women's Recovery Services programs and outcomes for families during the third year of the five-year grant.

Gambling in Minnesota: A Study of Participation, Attitudes, and the Prevalence of Problem Gambling

February 1, 2020

Results of a statewide survey designed to: understand the types and frequencies of gambling activities in which Minnesotans participate; estimate the prevalence of problem gambling, the differences in prevalence across socio-demographic groups, and the co-occurrence of problem gambling with other health conditions; and understand attitudes toward gambling and publicly funded prevention and treatment efforts for problem gambling.

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: Findings rom the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study

January 1, 2020

This report highlights findings from a subset of those interviewed during the Minnesota Homeless Study in 2018: U.S. military Veterans experiencing homelessness.

What Happens to Adopted Youth and Families after Adoption? Resutls of a Follow Up Study Conducted for Ampersand Families

January 1, 2020

Wilder Research worked with staff from Ampersand Families to design a post-adoption follow-up study that focused on the outcomes of youth adopted as older children and the families who adopt. This report presents the results of interviews with youth adoptees and adoptive parents.

The Role of Health Care in Eliminating Health Inequities in Minnesota: A Report to United States of Care and its Partners

January 1, 2020

Health inequities, which are rooted in unjust social and economic inequities, are pervasive and persistent in the state. While the health care sector does not hold sole responsibility for eliminating health inequities, it can leverage its influence through action in collaboration with partners and a long-term commitment to change.This report offers a framework and recommends initial collective action priorities for health care to further leverage its influence to address the root causes of health inequities. It also identifies the next steps needed to move the recommendations from this report into a clear plan for action.This study for the United States of Care Steering Committee included a synthesis of existing data and results from a series of key informant interviews. 

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