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VINE

​VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is an automated system providing victims with information and release notification on offenders housed in Minnesota’s county jails and detention facilities.

This system provides “real time” information to crime victims regarding the status of the offender. Victims can access the VINE system at 1-877-664-8463, the VINE website, or the VINE mobile app, to find offender information and request release notification. Notification of a change in custody status can be delivered by phone, email, or text message.

Project Safe Neighborhood

​Reducing violent crime is a top priority for the U.S. Justice Department.

As part of Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN), Minnesota received more than $400,000 in funding to combat violent crime.

The U.S. Attorney District of Minnesota is working with the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (DPS-OJP) to distribute the funds.

A portion of the funding will be dedicated to the City of Minneapolis to help reduce gang and gun violence through its Group Violence Intervention (GVI) strategy. Funding will also be set aside for other jurisdictions that are seeing an uptick in violence and are interested in developing locally-based solutions, in partnership with the federal government.

Additional information for jurisdictions interested in applying will be available in the coming months through the DPS-OJP.

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

​Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman and Office of Justice Programs Executive Director Kate Weeks congratulated 45 graduates who completed the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA). three.jpg

MNVAA helps attendees learn the foundational elements of crime victim best practices, along with topics to align with industry program and ethical standards.





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