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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

"Grand Theft Auto" is not fun if it happens to you. Take steps to prevent your car from being stolen, but if you are one of the unlucky ones, know that you have rights. If your car is found, the law enforcement agency that recovers your vehicle must notify you within 48 hours after recovering the vehicle or receiving notification that the vehicle has been recovered. In addition, victims can seek assistance with paying for towing and impound fees from the Minnesota General Crime Victim Services Program.

​Grant Proposal Community Reviewer Opportunity

OJP is looking for volunteer reviewers to help us review Youth Intervention Program (YIP) and Community Crime Prevention proposals this September. Please review this one-page explanation of the process and, if interested, fill out the application​ by Aug. 5.

Funding Available

Please see our grants page for details on the following Requests for Proposals:

  • Crime Victims Services in Carlton, Kanabec & Pine Counties, due July 19
  • Community Crime Prevention, due Aug. 16
  • Youth Intervention Program, due Aug. 16
  • Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants, due Aug. 26
  • Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCET), due Sept. 5

​​Federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application Notice

The JAG program is designed to improve the criminal justice system and address drug abuse, violence, and crime in Minnesota. Minnesota is submitting the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 application which will focus primarily on intervention programming that is promising practice or evidence-based and fills a criminal or juvenile justice gap. If you would like to discuss this application or provide comment, please contact Tricia Hummel at

Featured Video

Description: The 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Video Clip celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.

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