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HF 2649

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/21/2019 02:31pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a grant to African American Youth Access
and African Immigrant Family Outreach programs; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Public Safety. new text end

new text begin $600,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $600,000
in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public
safety for youth and family antiviolence outreach program grants.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach
programs grants.
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new text begin (a) Grant funds appropriated for youth and family antiviolence outreach
programs may be directed to African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family
Outreach programs and may be used to:
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new text begin (1) identify behaviors indicating that an individual is vulnerable to committing or being
the victim of bullying or interfamily, community, or domestic abuse;
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new text begin (2) identify and assess factors and influences that make African immigrant and African
American youth vulnerable to recruitment by violent organizations including but not limited
to family dysfunction and cultural disengagement;
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new text begin (3) develop strategies to reduce and eliminate abusive and bullying behaviors among
youth and adults within the African immigrant and African American community;
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new text begin (4) develop and implement strategies to reduce and eliminate the factors and influences
that make African immigrant and African American youth vulnerable to recruitment by
violent organizations;
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new text begin (5) develop strategies, programs, and services to educate parents and other family
members to recognize and address behaviors indicating that youth are being recruited by
violent organizations; and
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new text begin (6) develop strategies, programs, and services, in collaboration with public entities and
other community and private organizations that provide services to at-risk youth and families,
to reduce and eliminate bullying, abusive behavior, and the vulnerability of African immigrant
and African American youth to recruitment by violent organizations.
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new text begin (b) Prevention strategies, programs, and services may include but are not limited to:
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new text begin (1) expressive and receptive communications programs including music, art, theater,
dance, and play designed to teach and develop appropriate skills for interfaith family
communication;
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new text begin (2) development of protective skills and positive coping skills to deal with bullying,
domestic abuse and interfaith family violence, and violent confrontations in the community;
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new text begin (3) culturally appropriate individual and family counseling focusing on communication
and interpersonal relations with the family and the African immigrant and African American
community;
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new text begin (4) after-school and summer programs for African immigrant and African American
youth that are structured and include components offering physical recreation, sports,
mentorship, education enrichment, art, music, and social activities that are culturally
appropriate;
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new text begin (5) individual and family-oriented financial planning and management skill building;
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new text begin (6) culturally appropriate individual and family counseling focusing on education and
employment counseling; and
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new text begin (7) information regarding, and direct links to, entities that provide employment skills
training, job search and placement, and employment support activities and services.
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new text begin (c) Activities and services supported with funds under this section may be provided in
collaboration with other organizations including but not limited to law enforcement, state
and local public agencies, interfaith organizations, nonprofit organizations, and African
immigrant and African American community organizations and stakeholders.
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new text begin (d) African American Youth Access must use one-third of the funds received under this
section for programs targeted at communities outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
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