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Juvenile Justice and Special Education Workgroup

In October 2020, the Minnesota Olmstead Subcabinet created new workgroups to research ways to better serve people with disabilities in five critical areas. Each group will make recommendations to the Subcabinet based on their research. You can read more about why the workgroups were formed and how to get involved on this page: Minnesota Olmstead Plan Workgroups

What will the Juvenile Justice and Special Education Workgroup do?

This group will work with State Agency staff to 

  • Research why more students with disabilities are arrested and detained than non-disabled students. 
  • Find out why more students of color are arrested and detained than their white peers.
  • Find ways to reduce the number of students with disabilities who are arrested and detained.

State Agencies in this group 

Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Department of Human Services (DHS) Department of Corrections (DOC) Department of Education (MDE) 

Get involved

This workgroup gathered resources to learn more about how students with disabilities sometimes end up in the juvenile justice system. You can find the items they are studying on this page: Research Materials

Are workgroup meetings open to the public?

Each group will hold public online meetings during the course of their work. At the meetings, the workgroup leaders will talk about their work and listen to comments from the public. Sign up for our email news list to be notified when a meeting is scheduled: Subscribe to Minnesota Olmstead News.


2022-2023 Meetings

All meetings are held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

August 11, 2022
September 15, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
January 12, 2023
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023
April 13, 2023


Research materials

Meeting Materials

Member Binder

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