Budget Makes Significant Investments in Preventing Crime, Empowering Partners in Public Safety, Holding Offenders Accountable, and Supporting Victims of Crime

Budget will bring significant advances in criminal justice, Civil justice, public safety, and human rights

 – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today the Senate has passed a public safety budget that will keep Minnesotans safe by investing hundreds of millions of dollars to prevent crime, recruit and retain law enforcement officers, hold offenders accountable, bolster the court system, and support crime victims.

Majority Leader Dziedzic said the Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill authored by Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), puts in place measures to keep Minnesotans safe in their communities. 

“Minnesotans have told us they want to be safe in their communities, and keep their kids safe in school.  We have heard them, and we are acting,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic.  “This public safety budget gives Minnesota’s law enforcement, our courts, and our communities the tools they need to ensure our families and communities are safe.  It also supports victims of crime, invests in mental health services for our first responders, funds youth intervention programs and the Department of Human rights. It’s a comprehensive plan for all of Minnesota.”

“The Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill includes $880 million in long overdue funding which will bring substantial advances in criminal justice, civil justice, public safety, and protecting and promoting human rights,” said Senator Latz. “Our budget is thoughtfully invested in areas that will ensure we are preventing future crimes through early intervention efforts and proactively reducing recidivism, holding offenders accountable, supporting high quality law enforcement and public safety officers, and supporting victims of crime.”


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Kari Dziedzic represents District 60, which includes Seward, Cedar Riverside, Southeast and Northeast Minneapolis.

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