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Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force

ABOUT

The Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force (MMAAW) was created during the 2021 Legislative Session to examine and report on:

  • Systemic causes of violence against African American women and girls
  • Appropriate methods of tracking and collecting data
  • Policies, practices, and institutions that impact violence against African American women and girls
  • Measures necessary to address and reduce violence against African American women and girls, and
  • Measures necessary to help victims, their families,and their communities.

The role of the MMAAW Task Force is to advise the Commissioner of Public Safety on the issue of MMAAW, to report to the legislature on recommendations to reduce and end violence against African American women and girls in Minnesota, and to serve as a liaison between the commissioner and agencies and organizations that provide legal, social, and other community services to victims, victims' families, and victims' communities.

The MMAAW Taskforce is a first-in-the-nation initiative. 

TASK FORCE INFORMATION

Task Force Members​

Advisory Committee Members (list forthcoming)

Statutory authority: Minnesota Session Laws, 1st Special Session, Article 2, Chapter 50

Ceremonial signing by governor, November 29, 2021 - recording​

MEETINGS


​November 22, 2​021

Meeting notes

Meeting recording​

​January 28, 2022, 9:00 am

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1-646-876-9923 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 886 7429 5639

Passcode: 468883