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Applications are now being accepted for funding to provide a statewide toll-free, 24-hour general crime victim phone and texting hotline, along with accompanying crime victim services. The hotline must be answered by trained, skilled professionals who may be volunteers. Hotline staff will provide information, screening, intervention, support and referrals.All applicants must be submitted via e-grants by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30.General Crime Hotline and Services RFP
In 2011, law enforcement seized 8 pounds of heroin. By 2015, that number had more than doubled to 18 pounds. Fentanyl laced heroin is making an already dangerous drug even more potent. No batch of heroin is a good batch but unfortunately the message is not getting across to some. Read more about this deadly drug in the Department of Public Safety’s most recent blog.
Applications for the 2017 Life Savers Grant are now being accepted. Funding must be used to develop new or expand existing Life Savers rapid response programs. The search-and-rescue program must electronically track a lost or missing vulnerable senior citizen, or a mentally impaired individual with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, or other mental impairment that causes wandering. All Applicants must be submitted via e-grants. Life Savers Grant Program RFP 2017.
The Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board recently expanded survivor benefits for dependents of homicide victims. Dependents will now receive $400 a month, an increase of $50. In addition, mileage expenses for victims of violent crimes will now be covered for travel to medical or mental health appointment, and chemical dependency treatment will now be covered as a medical expense. Reparations covers violent crimes such as: