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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

Short-Term Coronavirus Relief Fund Grants

For the current level of funding, all applicants who are awarded funds will be notified by October 5, 2020.

At this time we are pausing the application review process as the funds are currently accounted for.  If additional resources become available, the review process will resume.

The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs is offering this Request for Proposals to provide funding to address unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This RFP will support:

  • Youth/young adult services (such as youth employment, out-of-school time activities, youth focused violence prevention/intervention activities, mental health services, community healing activities).
  • Crime victim services (including addressing homelessness and risk of homelessness issues).
  • Community COVID responses.

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA)

The Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA) is a foundational-level educational opportunity for victim service providers and criminal justice professionals offered by the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs. Learn about the 2020 academy.


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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