Hennepin County

Prevention

Students and youth

Keeping young people safe

Diversion intervention and services

Juvenile Diversion helps eligible young people who have been cited or arrested for an offense to avoid a charge and a juvenile court record.

Young people who have little or no juvenile history and are charged with a lower level offense are eligible. 

County Attorney staff facilitates anti-bullying, restorative justice and other intervention services.

Crime prevention tips

Protect yourself and your property

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Vulnerable adults

Protecting vulnerable adults is a priority of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Learn how the office advocates on behalf of vulnerable adults and educates the community about these issues.

The Adult Services Division uses protection plans to protect vulnerable adults and how prosecutors fight financial exploitation and elder abuse in criminal court. Learn more about protecting vulnerable adults.

Safety tips explain the warning signs of financial exploitation and elder abuse.

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Community partnerships

Working with neighborhoods and law enforcement

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event. Staff from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office visit community events and neighborhood block parties across the county to listen to residents, answer questions about the justice system, and share crime prevention tips.

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Report problems to police

Call 911 if you witness a crime, any suspicious activity or need emergency medical or safety help.

Your call allows officers to respond to the problem and helps keep your community safe. It’s also the first step in the criminal justice process. The County Attorney’s Office cannot charge a crime unless it’s first reported to local law enforcement.

For issues that do not require an immediate response, call the non-emergency number of your local law enforcement agency. In Minneapolis, you can call 311 or submit an online police report regarding nuisance problems. You can also contact your Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) for assistance with a problem property.

Find your local police contact.

Gun violence prevention

Innovative approaches to stopping gun crimes

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Gun violence prevention

Guns cause more deaths than any other weapon used in violent crimes. Cracking down on the illegal use and possession of guns has to be one of the reasons the county’s murder rate has been declining. However, there are still too many shots fired on the streets of Hennepin County.

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