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New Law for Colleges Regarding Campus Policies on Sexual Violence

​A new state law requires colleges and universities to have mandatory training for students and specific staff members on sexual violence policies. It also mandates sexual assault advocacy services, an anonymous online reporting system, and new statistical reporting requirements.
 
The new law also expands the existing requirement that colleges and universities must adopt a policy to inform victims of their rights under the crime victims’ bill of rights, including the right to assistance from the Crime Victims Reparations Board. A a copy of the policy must be provided to students during registration, and posted at appropriate locations. 

Request for Proposals: Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants

​Applications are now being accepted for Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training grants. These grants are for multi-jurisdictional pilot projects or to enhance existing programs.

The funds may be used to expand staff for investigations and analysis, or to provide training /consultation in sex trafficking.

All applications must be submitted via e-grants by 4:00 p.m., Oct. 17.
 
Sex Trafficking Investigations and Training RFP
 
For more information contact Claire Cambridge: Claire.cambridge@state.mn.us or 651-201-7307.

Request for Proposals: VAWA STOP Special Projects

​Applications are now being accepted to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women.

Crimes include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking

These funds are for time-limited special projects to create systems change by improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women.


All applications must be submitted via E-grants by 4:00 p.m., Oct. 27.


For more information contact Chris Anderson: chris.anderson@state.mn.us or 651-201-7302

VAWA STOP Special Projects    

Request for Proposals: Community Justice Reinvestment Grants

​Applications are now being accepted for Community Justice Reinvestment Grants.
These grants are to support services that will reduce further involvement in the criminal justice system.

The grants are to support:  

  • Chemical dependency and mental health treatment programs.
  • Programs that improve supervision.
  • Pretrial and pre-charge supervision programs.
  • Programs to reduce recidivism of controlled substances. offenders on probation, supervised release or participating in drug courts.
  • Support local participation in drug court initiatives approved by the Judicial Council.

All applications must be submitted via e-grants by 4 p.m., Monday, October 31.

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