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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety



​What ​We Do

  • Support and guide families during a law enforcement investigation.​
  • Facilitate communication between investigators, survivors and family members. 
  • Help develop and distribute missing persons materials. 
  • Connect to victim services professionals, mental health services, support groups and crime victim advocates. 
  • Present education and awareness lectures to youth, families and the community. ​​
Check out our Services page for more information!​

Download a printable brochure that details t​he services of the MMIR Office.
Download a printable fact sheet about the MMIR Office. 

​Contact Us​​

Email the MMIR Office general inbox or call 651-201-7344.​

Media Inquiries

Amber Schindeldecker​​, P​ublic Information Officer: 651-201-7576

Red Handprint


​In 2019, the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force and Wilder Research provided a report to the state legislature. The report included mandates aimed at reducing and ending violence against indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. As a result, the legislature​ created the MMIR Office to provide support and resources for affected indigenous families and communities. 

Gov. Tim Walz​​ signed into law the legislation to establish the first-in-the-nation MMIR Office in 2021. Staff are housed in the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and will work to implement the recommendations of the MMIW Task Force. ​​​

Our Vision 

Reduce and end violence against all indigenous people​ in Minnesota. ​​

Our Mission

The development and implementation of systemic  legislative and transformative social justice policies paired with the application of sufficient resources, programs, and services that will foster safety, equity, healing, civil and human rights of Indigenous peoples and communities in Minnesota.​

Leadership ​​

Juliet Rudie, ​Director

Director Juliet Rudie MMIR Office Director Juliet Rudie is a tribal member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community and lifelong Minnesota resident. Ms. ​Rudie’s career in public safety spans almost 28 years. 

She began as a patrol officer with the Saint Paul Police Department in 1990, later serving as a sergeant assigned to various divisions including Juvenile Investigations, Missing Persons, and the Di​rector of Training. 

Ms. Rudie​ joined the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in 2011, serving as an Inspector, Undersheriff of the Administration Division and Chief Deputy. She began leading the MMIR Office in 2022.​​​​


  • Community Planner
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Violence Prevention Coordinator​​​