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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

Call for Proposal Reviewers

​​The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is recruiting volunteer reviewers for multiple grant program proposal reviews. Everyone is welcome to apply. If you have or will be submitting a grant proposal you are still eligible to apply to be a proposal reviewer. Complete the Reviewer Application directly online. Contact Claire Cambridge at claire.cambridge@state.mn.us with any questions.


  • Watch 'How to Review a Proposal' on the OJP website

  • Read and score 8 – 10 applications based on set grant criteria

  • Write explanations for scores given

  • Upload scores prior to t​he meeting

  • Meet via Zoom with other reviewers who have read the same proposals to discuss scores

  • Finalize scores based on discussion and give funding recommendations

Minnesota Crime Victim Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis Report

​The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs (OJP) began work on a statewide crime victim needs assessment in 2019 to gather information about current services available to crime victims and the gaps to be filled to ensure their equitable access across the state. In 2020, OJP contracted with ACET, Inc., to complete the needs assessment. The Minnesota Crime Victim Needs Assessment report was completed in August 2021.​

Learn About Grant Opportunities

​The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) currently has or will soon have grant funds available through various Requests for Proposals.  Please see the Funding Opportunities posted on the  OJP Grants page for more information.​​

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