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Training and Communications

OJP staff provide training and presentations to criminal justice professionals on issues including victim rights, financial compensation, victim notification, post conviction issues and other customized training curricula. 


Regional Board Development Training

Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  Space is still available!  

Register here: 

The Office of Justice Programs is pleased to offer this learning opportunity for Board Chairs and Executive Directors for an intentional conversation about board governance.  This four hour training will cover the fundamentals of roles/responsibilities, fiduciary duties, highlights of the board chair's role, the critical partnership between the board chair and executive director, board development planning and will create an action plan for your specific organization.  This training will also feature an interview with a executive director and board chair to flesh out the healthy dynamics of working together.  This is a free training. 
The training will be held from 12-4 (with light refreshments being served at 11:30 a.m.) at the Rochester Public Utilities Building, Service Center Room, 400 East River Road NE, Rochester  MN  55906


Assisting Crime Victims - Regional Training

A one day training offered for professionals who work with crime victims.

  • Hutchinson, April 5, 2016, Hutchinson Police Department
  • Montevideo, April 6, 2016, Chippewa County Courthouse

Click here for training flier and registration form.  For more information, contact Suzanne Elwell at 651-201-7312 or


Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

The Office of Justice Programs is pleased to offer the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy! 
  • Foundational level educational opportunity designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Minnesota
  • For victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, law enforcement, this training uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help restore the victim to whole and regain control of their lives.
  • Comprehensive curriculum with academic credit and CEU's available for an additional fee. 
  • No Academy is currently scheduled yet please check back as there will be an Academy in 2016. 

Training and Presentations for Your Agency

The Office of Justice Programs can provide training on a variety of topics, including:

  • Crime Victim Rights, Identity Theft or VINE/Victim Notification
  • Reparations or Financial Compensation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Human Trafficking

For information on these trainings, and other topics, please contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or


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