Minnesota SF 8 relates to public safety; modifying certain provisions relating to public safety, courts, corrections, sexual offenders, predatory offenders, vehicle operations, and firefighters; providing for a task force and working group; requiring reports; providing for criminal penalties; appropriating money for courts, public safety, sentencing guidelines, corrections, human rights, was recently acted on as follows:
  • Minnesota SF 8 appropriates $100,000 for each year for training state and local community safety personnel in the use of crisis de-escalation techniques. The board must ensure that training opportunities provided are reasonably distributed statewide.
  • Minnesota SF 8 was adopted and passed into law on 5/30/19.
  • Minnesota SF 8 covers State appropriations for funds to agencies and for other purposes specified in the bill for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
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Minnesota Senate File Bill 8 Makes CPI Training More Cost-Effective Than Ever.
CPI offers training that Minnesota Senate File Bill 8 is seeking to fund. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips staff with techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of restraint. Our train-the-trainer program helps staff identify underlying causes of resident behaviors, and how staff and residents behaviors affect each other. The program also emphasizes:
  • Evaluating risk of harm and signs of distress.
  • Documenting incidents.
  • Safer, less restrictive holding skills to be used only as a last resort.
  • Behavioral supports.
  • Implementing evidence-based practices.
How to Get Training
We can bring the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program on-site to your facility, or you can attend training in one of more than 170 public locations throughout the US.
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Minnesota Senate File Bill 8
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