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Health and Health Care Utilization Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness and Parental Incarceration in Minnesota

September 1, 2021

This infographic includes characteristics of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration and homelessness.

Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing

September 1, 2021

This report presents findings from community interviews, a review of community indicators, and a literature review to better understand the root causes of community violence, policing in Brooklyn Park, and ways to address violence in the city.

Defining Quality Library Services and Evaluation Resources for Public Libraries: A Literature Review for State Library Services

September 1, 2021

Wilder Research conducted a literature review to identify evidence- or research-based frameworks that define key components of quality library services and programming and to identify evaluation tools and resources specific to libraries or that can be adapted to meet the needs of libraries.

Housing and Unemployment: The Twin Cities' Hardest-Hit Neighborhoods One Year into the Pandemic

September 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Minnesota in March 2020 – marked by state-issued stay-at-home orders to protect public health – our communities felt immediate economic impacts. To learn more about some of these impacts on Minnesotans, Family Housing Fund and Wilder Research partnered to analyze unemployment and housing instability data.

Women's Recovery Services in Minnesota: Key Findings from 2017-2021

August 1, 2021

Women's Recovery Services (WRS) is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Grantees across Minnesota provide treatment support and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and their families. The evaluation includes process and outcome evaluations and a cost-benefit analysis.

The Return on Investment of Women's Recovery Services

July 1, 2021

Women's Recovery Services (WRS) is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Grantees across Minnesota provide treatment support and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and their families. This report presents the return on investment (ROI) analysis of Women's Recovery Services.

Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing - Evaluation Report

June 1, 2021

When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in May 2020, the nearby city of Brooklyn Park began urgent work, including convening listening sessions and tasking city commissions with creating a work plan to improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department.In December 2020, the City of Brooklyn Park hired Wilder Research to uncover the root causes of violence in Brooklyn Park, understand community perceptions of the Brooklyn Park Police Department, create research-driven recommendations to improve community safety, and develop a tool to assess and improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department's performance. Wilder Research reviewed existing research on community safety and policing, analyzed Brooklyn Park specific community survey data related to the root causes of violence, and conducted interviews with residents and employees of Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing - Infographic

June 1, 2021

When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in May 2020, the nearby city of Brooklyn Park began urgent work, including convening listening sessions and tasking city commissions with creating a work plan to improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department.In December 2020, the City of Brooklyn Park hired Wilder Research to uncover the root causes of violence in Brooklyn Park, understand community perceptions of the Brooklyn Park Police Department, create research-driven recommendations to improve community safety, and develop a tool to assess and improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department's performance. Wilder Research reviewed existing research on community safety and policing, analyzed Brooklyn Park specific community survey data related to the root causes of violence, and conducted interviews with residents and employees of Brooklyn Park.

Supporting DeafBlind Children and Youth in Minnesota: A Strategic Plan to Move Forward

June 1, 2021

Wilder Research worked with MNCDHH to create a data-informed strategic plan for better supporting DeafBlind children and youth in Minnesota. This report presents the results of discussions with an advisory group and in-depth interviews with DeafBlind young adults, parents of DeafBlind children, and professionals.

Infusing Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in Local Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts: Tips and Tools

June 1, 2021

The purpose of the toolkit is to help communities weave equity and cultural responsiveness throughout implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework. The toolkit contains tips, templates, and case studies.

Women's Recovery Services in Minnesota: Year 4 Findings

March 1, 2021

Women's Recovery Services (WRS) is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Grantees across Minnesota provide treatment support and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and their families. The evaluation includes process and outcome evaluations and a cost-benefit analysis. 

Inclusive Substance Abuse Prevention Among College Students: Findings from the Field and Lessons Learned from Minnesota's Partnership's for Success Grant

January 1, 2021

This report focuses on culturally responsive prevention strategies. Populations of focus were: students with mental health concerns, students of color and Indigenous students, LGBTQ students, and student athletes. Information includes substance use among these groups and preventing substance use.