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LAW ENFORCEMENT DECISION TREE MANDATED REPORTING REMINDER: PRINCIPLES OF INFORMED CONSENT CALL ON PRACTITIONERS TO INFORM CLIENTS ABOUT POLICIES AND GUIDELINES THAT COULD INCITE LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVEMENT.

NO

IS THERE IMMEDIATE DANGER?

YES

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY AROUND LAW ENFORCEMENT?

I SHOULD FIND OUT

YES, CALLING IS REQUIRED

‣ ASK PERMISSION before calling law enforcement ‣ ASK HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU when law enforcement are on the scene

CALLING IS DISCRETIONARY

DO THOSE INVOLVED HAVE IDENTITIES THAT POSE RISK OF LAW ENFORCEMENT VIOLENCE OR DEPORTATION? DON’T KNOW

YES, PEOPLE OF COLOR, UNDOCUMENTED, 
 OR QUEER/TRANS FOLKS ARE INVOLVED.

CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT & MAKE SAFETY PLAN

MAKE SAFETY PLAN

NO

SAFETY PLANNING 
 GUIDELINES

‣ OFFER WATER, FOOD, or to CALL A LOVED ONE ‣ VOLUNTEER to FILM or DOCUMENT law enforcement.

IMAGINED BY: G. Carr, A. Shain, A. Subbaraman, L. Wasserburg.


BEYOND POLICING: ALTERNATIVES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT MANDATED REPORTING REMINDER: PRINCIPLES OF INFORMED CONSENT CALL ON PRACTITIONERS TO INFORM CLIENTS ABOUT POLICIES AND GUIDELINES THAT COULD INCITE LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVEMENT.

ADVOCATE

‣ REFUSE TO ACCEPT law enforcement violence and police brutality ‣ CONTRIBUTE to political and grassroots campaigns creating systemic change such as MPD150.org ‣ LEARN about organizational policy moving from 
 criminal justice -> social justice

DE-ESCALATION TACTICS ‣ SPEAK slowly, respectfully, and quietly

ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES ‣ MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES: call COPE

‣ DISTRACT OR REFOCUS with humor, changing the subject, ‣ ASK HOW CAN I HELP and listen to the answer ‣ BE MINDFUL of body language

‣ ADULTS: 612-596-1223 ‣ CHILDREN: 612-348-2233 ‣ INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: call Tubman Crisis Hotline ‣ 651-825-0000

IMAGINED BY: G. Carr, A. Shain, A. Subbaraman, L. Wasserburg.

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