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Crime Victim Grants Proposal Reviewer Application

​The Office of Justice Programs, Crime Victim Grants Unit is recruiting volunteers for the competitive grant review process. Review teams will meet in-person, regionally around the state during the weeks of June 13 – 17, and June 20 – 24.

Applicants should apply at:
Applications are due by May 6, 2016.

Contact Cecilia Miller at with questions.

Request for Proposal Application Now Available: Direct Services to Crime Victims 2017

​The Direct Services to Crime Victims Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits applications for funding to provide direct services to crime victims in Minnesota. The grant also allows for assisting victims who have difficulty accessing services or may not know services exist.

Applications must be submitted via E-grants by 4:00 p.m., May 5, 2016.

Request for Proposals: Prosecutorial Services to Crime Victims 2017

The Request for Proposal(RFP) to support victim service staff in county attorney and city attorney offices to provide direct services to crime victims is now open for applications.

Applications must be submitted via E-grants, by 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2016.

Marijuana Wax on the Rise

​You might not know what it looks like and the effects of the drug are much more potent than many expect.

Marijuana wax is a growing concern for Minnesota law enforcement as the amount of product being brought into and produced in our state is hitting record levels.

Statewide, marijuana concentrate seizures by the Violent Crime Enforcement Teams are up 665 percent since 2015. IMG_4316.JPG

In just the first quarter of 2016, the Northwest Metro Violent Crime Enforcement Team  seized more than 12 pounds of marijuana concentrates, compared with less than a quarter pound seized in all of 2015.

Users can experience increased rates of cannabis induced psychosis, increased blood pressure/heartrate, nausea, vomiting and impaired concentration and judgement according to Hennepin County Addiction Medicine Expert Dr. JoAn Laes.

Manufacturing the product is also extremely dangerous as it can cause fires or explosions.  A marijuana wax manufacturing operation in St. Cloud caused a fire and led to the death of an elderly woman.

Learn more about marijuana wax by watching the entire news conference online.

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