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Mobilizing Community Care

April 12 Conference. Register Today!


Registration is now open for the

Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration (URMI)2024 Conference:

Mobilizing Community Care

Friday, April 12 at Metro State University’s Saint Paul campus

This daylong conference will examine safe, effective, community-collaborative approaches to such issues as violence prevention and intervention, youth and family support, mental health needs, and conflict resolution. Community safety approaches provide a suite of viable, effective and successful strategies that reduce law enforcement interactions, arrests and incarceration.

Keynote speaker Mariela Ruiz-Angel, director of Albuquerque Community Safety, will discuss the model employed there, and how it lives into its mission of advocating and promoting a citywide culture that values the voices of all residents. Panel and breakout topics will come from across the spectrum of mass incarceration, such as lived experience of effective and ineffective community response, reparative and transformative practices, community-based prevention, and harm and incarceration reduction strategies.


The annual URMI conference—now in its eleventh year—is free and open to all.  Space is limited; registration is required at  


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