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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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Request for Proposals: 2021 Minnesota Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) Criminal and Juvenile Justice Intervention Grant Program

​Approximately $2.3 million is available for MN JAG Grants to improve public safety by supporting intervention activities for adults or juveniles who have had initial involvement and activities that will reduce further involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Applications are due Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

A Silver Lining for Victims of Violent Crime

Justice scales and gavel

If you’ve ever been a victim of a violent crime, it may not feel like there’s any such thing as a silver lining. You find yourself dealing with not only the emotional aftermath of the crime itself, but the financial burden it presents: medical bills, counseling expenses, even funeral costs. That’s when it’s important to know that the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board exists. It’s a program of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) that helps victims of violent crime and their families by providing financial assistance. This DPS blog explains how it works.

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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