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Too Many Minnesota Families Touched by Domestic Violence

​​Fifty-two people died last year in Minnesota at the hands of a spouse, significant other, former relationship, parent, child, grandparent or other family member. Many more survived the violence, only to have it continue. During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month we recognize and honor Minnesota families impacted by domestic violence.

There is a way out.​​​

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

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.​​

Don’t stay silent. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence.

​“I want people to take domestic violence seriously. Don't let your kid's story be my story. Get some help. Don't' let your friend's story be my story."

DPS Assistant Commissioner Booker Hodges talks about being a domestic violence survivor and his mother's tragic death from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband.

Hodges urges anyone in an abusive relationship to get help. Experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence, or sex trafficking? Contact the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line at 866-223-1111 or by text at 612-399-9995. More info: dayoneservices.org.

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