Sept 2-PAC: Sexual Assault: the police response

Join us on Monday, Sept. 11, for our next 2-PAC. We will gather at 6PM in the Community room of Monroe Village Apartments, 1900 Central Avenue NE.

Since June, we’ve been hearing about some of the support agencies and services available to victims of sexual assault.

In June and August, our presenters were from The Aurora Center and from The Sexual Violence Center, the two organizations that focus on supporting victims of sexual violence. Our July speakers were the director of the Minneapolis Dept. of Civil Rights, and an investigator in the Complaint Investigations Division. Wrapping up this series is our speaker for September, Lt. Nicholas Torborg of the MPD Special Crimes Investigation Division, who will outline the police side of response to an assault. What do the city or county attorneys’ offices require the officers to look for? Clearly, this is a critical support service for victims of assault, but it is also an office with clearly defined goals and procedures for achieving those goals.

Looking ahead: Our October presentation will be by the Restorative Justice program. This program has changed since we heard about them several years ago; it’s time to get an update. Our November speaker will tell us about a new training program for MPD officers: Implicit Bias.

It’s time for new members to join the 2-PAC Board. Do you have ideas for a topic or speaker? Do you want to upgrade our home page? December is coming up and with it our annual 10-hour buffet for First Responders–we always need new help there! If you like people, we could really use someone to attend neighborhood organization meetings and let Second Precinct residents know more about us.

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