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Violent Crime Coordinating Council
Active dates:2010 -
The Council is established to provide guidance related to the investigation and prosecution of gang and drug crimes. The coordinating council shall develop an overall strategy to ameliorate the harm caused to the public by gang and drug crime within the state of Minnesota. By February 1 of each year, the commissioner of public safety shall submit the following reports to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding: a report containing a summary of all audits conducted on multijurisdictional entities; a report on the results of audits conducted on data submitted to the criminal gang investigative data system; and a report on the activities and goals of the coordinating council.
The 2010 Minnesota Legislature established the Violent Crimes Coordinating Council to provide guidance related to the investigation and prosecution of gang and drug crime. The troubles of the Metro Gang Strike Task Force prompted the legislation that created this council. This new council replaced the Gang and Drug Oversight Council that had been in existence since 2005.
The Violent Crime Coordinating Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council.
The council is composed of 19 voting members, including four citizen members and 15 members representing federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecution agencies.
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