Community Prosecution is based on a closer working relationship between
prosecutors and the local neighborhoods and communities where crime is
occurring. Prosecutors are assigned to work with police, local residents,
businesses and others in a specific geographic area to develop strategies for
preventing and prosecuting crime, as well as to identify appropriate
consequences for those who break the law.
The goal of community prosecution is to help ensure that the criminal justice
system is accountable and responsive to the residents of Hennepin County by
building stronger connections between what happens in the courtroom and what is
happening in local communities.
Click on the map image for information about selected cases in your community.
The County Attorney's Office has established community prosecution projects in
different areas of Hennepin County. These include community prosecutors who
handle all juvenile cases in Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park,
Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth,
Richfield and Robbinsdale. In addition, there are community prosecutors who
handle all felony-level property crimes in each of the five police precincts in
The U.S. Department of Justice has honored the Hennepin County Attorney's
Office as one of only ten jurisdictions nationwide to be a community
prosecution leadership site.
Click on the link below to view information about selected felony cases in your
community and to provide feedback about a specific case or general comments
about crime in your community.