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The Minnesota Justice Assistance Grants Recidivism Reduction grants seek to improve public safety by strengthening collaborative efforts between criminal justice, probation systems and social services to better serve youth and adults as they return to communities from correctional placements. The intent of this funding is to enhance access to services, supports and resources needed for offenders to succeed in the community. Applications must be submitted via e-grants by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 23.
Law enforcement and victim service professionals across the country continue to learn from terroristic attacks of the past. One of those attacks took place in San Bernardino in 2015. To help educate Minnesota law enforcement and victim service professionals, victims of the attack and officers from the San Bernardino Police Department will be at Lakeville South High School on Aug. 8 from 1-5 p.m. The class will focus on law enforcement’s response to the incident as well as how the agencies helped crime victims in the aftermath of the attack. This training is sponsored by The Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators, The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs and the Lakeville Police Department. To make a reservation, click here.
The Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA) is a series of comprehensive, academically based trainings to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice and other professionals who work with victims of crime. The first of the three-track training is being offered this fall: October 10-12, 2018 & November 14-16, 2018Registration Information can be found here.