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Trial Resources for Families

Trial Resources for Families

Readying ourselves to support our children

As the news unfolds around the trials related to the killing of Mr. George Floyd, media commentary grows and social justice actions restart, we know as parents and caregivers, that we want to be ready to be there for our children wherever they are in the moment. 

Sometimes having talking points and online resources may not help us answer all the hard questions we will face, but it helps to have a place to start. Here are some resources for supporting your student during times of stress and change.

Community offered resources

The Legal Rights Center has resources and opportunities for students and community members, including:

  • Video series covering different parts of a trial. Topics include: What is a Trial?, Roles in a Trial, Pretrial Hearings, Jury Selection, Race and Juries in Hennepin County, and What Happens During a Criminal Trial
  • Comprehensive Restorative Toolkit for people who want to hold space to process the trial
  • Community Restorative Space for any community members who would like to sit together in circle and process the trial- Fridays 4:00-5:30PM 
  • Twin Cities Legal Support hotline for protest-related legal support 612-444-2654 

City of Minneapolis- Trial Support and Safety- The City is working with partners to keep everyone safe and informed during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.  See current street closures, get trial updates, find mental health resources and more.

Resources for teachers, caregivers and community members to help guide sensitive conversations around the trials