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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

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Support for the Families of Homicide Victims

A man and a woman huggingThere is no right or wrong way to feel when so​meone close to you is murdered. Tremors of shock, disbelief, anger, sadness, fear, guilt, and worry can overwhelm you with an intensity you've never experienced before.

But you can get help from professionals who specialize in helping to manage the many stressors victims' families face and can suggest options to help ease the pain and anguish of an irreversible loss. Learn more about the financial and emotional help available for Minnesota crime victims in this DPS Blog.​


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 2021 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 tricia.hummel@state.mn.us.

OJP Remains Open – All Activities Are Being Done Remotely

The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs continues to offer all services and support remotely, however, the physical office remains closed. OJP staff are checking emails and phone messages regularly. Mail is being processed on a limited basis, so some responses may be delayed. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Domestic Violence Programs Remain Open, Help is Available

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, help is available.

Domestic violence programs remain open to serve people experiencing relationship abuse. If you are experiencing violence, call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line - a statewide 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking - at 866-223-1111 or visit their website.

Video Description: Guidance for survivors of domestic violence affected by social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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