COMMUNITY-FIRST PUBLIC SAFETY
City of Saint Paul
Community-First Public Safety Framework
#1: Enhancing The Capacity Of Our Public Safety Systems
#2: Improving Community Connectivity And Supports
#3: Leveraging Research And Localized Data To Inform Policy And Strategies
#4: Collaborating To Create Shared Expectations, Process & Outcomes
#5: Designing Public Spaces For Safety
Saint Paul Fire Department
Returning Home Saint Paul
Parks and Recreation Department
- Assessments and report outs on partner work, as well as reviewing ongoing and proposed mitigation efforts
- Crime reports and gun violence reduction updates from the Saint Paul Police Department
- Initiative updates and identification of opportunities for collaboration
- Review of data framework and dashboard to inform ongoing collaboration, data sharing and program evaluation.
Types of Contact
58 incidents involving a gun
4 incidents involving a knife
About Community Ambassadors
Reduction of Crime in Downtown
Downtown Alliance Street Team Contacts with the Public
In alignment with the principles of the Community-First Public Safety framework, the Downtown Alliance's efforts help support safety and vibrancy downtown, through a combination of public activations around art, music and the hospitality of the Street Team. The map below shows the public contacts made by Street Team members throughout downtown from March to August 2021, helping to display how their presence supports safety and vibrancy in downtown. Over this time frame, the program gradually increased each month starting with 2 street team members and growing to 16.
60 Expungements (11 additional pending)
from January - December 2021
Healing Circle Participation
104 Referred Cases
from January - December 2021
Success Rate: 97%
Victim Cases and Participation
Offense Types Resolved
Grief Circle Sessions
Grief Circles meet twice weekly and are run by Restoration Inc out of The Creative Space in downtown Saint Paul. The goal is to give families and individuals tools to begin their own specific journey towards healing.
Community Mediations allows Healing Streets to intervene when there is conflict, or potential conflict within the community. The referrals come from, corrections, law enforcement, community members, or through organic connection in community.
Red Wing Group Completions
Working in the Redwing Correctional Facility allows Healing Streets to support youth on their path toward healing. This is achieved through building strong connections and providing young people with the opportunity to remain connected to Healing Streets after they are released.
Healing Streets remains engaged with families by connecting them to resources and supports tailored to their specific needs, along with in-person group work. Referrals come from corrections, law enforcement, community organizations, or individuals.
CITY OF SAINT PAUL
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
January - September 2021
Recreation In Motion
Recreation in Motion offers free youth programs to neighborhoods across Saint Paul at Parks and Recreation Centers in collaboration with an array of partners.
Recreation in Motion Attendance Numbers
Recreation in Motion Partnerships
The percentage of children who participate in Rec Check from low-income families:
Participation by Location
51 staff trained
Recreation Services Manager: 1
Recreation Program Supervisor: 4
Community Recreation Coordinator: 4
Community Recreation Director: 14
Community Recreation Specialist: 28
Tech for All - Summer Swarm
Tech for All - Attendance Numbers
Tech for All - Summer Swarm Survey Data
About City of Saint Paul - Parks and Recreation
4 participating landlords
4 families have signed a lease
7 participants searching for housing
One inquired with 20 landlords
One inquired with 22 landlords
One inquired with 25 landlords
Amount of rental application fees paid
Amount of security deposits paid
Incidents of reoffence by participants
Amount of access funds dispersed
City staff and partners continue to evaluate pilot success and barriers to adapt the approach.
Current strategies being considered include:
Need / Barrier #2:
About Returning Home Saint Paul
2021 Youth Placements
2021 Map of Right Track Participants and Employers
Youth Participant Gender
Youth Participant Race
2021 Survey Data
- 87% of interns felt that they strengthened their skills and abilities (gained new skills or improved existing skills).
- 84% stated that they gained more confidence in their skills and abilities.
- 87% reported they were provided opportunities to interact with people they would not have met otherwise.
- 89% of interns felt their opinions were valued.
- 93% of interns reported their supervisor was open to listening to their concerns.
- 84% of employers reported that their intern brings energy and enthusiasm to work.
- 76% of employers reported that their intern actively looks for ways to help other people.
- 85% of employers reported If they had a job opening, they would hire their Right Track intern.
- 87% of employers reported they would recommend their intern to a colleague, for a similar position.
SAINT PAUL FIRE DEPARTMENT
COVID vaccination events
In coordination with
Saint Paul Ramey County Public Health
Hours worked at
Hours as medical support: 149.75
Hours at the State vaccination clinic: 365
Total Hours Spent: 688.25
Find long-term and permanent options to serve our unsheltered population
Respond to the immediate needs of individuals living in encampments,
caves and under bridges
- Offering storage for belongings of homeless individuals when an encampment is closed
- Expanded Safe Space shelter
- Transformation of Bethesda Hospital into Bethesda Shelter in Saint Paul
- Re-occupancy of Mary Hall as a downtown overnight men’s shelter
- Converting Stub Hall at Luther Seminary to a shelter serving women and couples.
- Freedom House on West 7th Street was also activated to serve as a day-time, drop-in and referral center