Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
OJP Logo

Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

Now Accepting Applications for the Crime Victim Needs Assessment Community Advisory Group

​Deadline: August 23, 2019

The Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (MNSAC) invites community members to join the Crime Victim Needs Assessment Community Advisory Group. We are undertaking a needs assessment to identify 1) populations that currently lack access or have insufficient access to victim services, 2) what additional Victim services are needed throughout the state, and 3) barriers that prevent or limit access to victim services. The advisory group will advise the MNSAC and ensure the research process is equitable, inclusive, transparent, respectful and non-traumatizing to victims. They will review research materials (e.g., surveys, focus group questions), provide input on outreach efforts and provide feedback on findings and written reports. To apply, please click here. The application deadline is August 23, 2019. Applicants will be a notified of decisions mid-September. For more information or for an application in another format, please contact Valerie Clark ( or Kris Coulter (”?

Funding Available

Please see our grants page for details on the following Requests for Proposals:

  • Community Crime Prevention, due Aug. 16
  • Youth Intervention Program, due Aug. 16
  • Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants, due Aug. 26
  • Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCET), due Sept. 5
  • Pathway to Policing, due Sept. 27

​​Federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application Notice

The JAG program is designed to improve the criminal justice system and address drug abuse, violence, and crime in Minnesota. Minnesota is submitting the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 application which will focus primarily on intervention programming that is promising practice or evidence-based and fills a criminal or juvenile justice gap. If you would like to discuss this application or provide comment, please contact Tricia Hummel at

Featured Video

Description: The 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Video Clip celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.

​Keep Informed

Join our email list by using the subscribe link below. You can request to be notified of OJP news and/or OJP funding opportunities that become available.