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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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Funding Opportunity – VAWA Special Projects

​This RFP is designed to solicit proposals to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. These funds are for time-limited special projects to create systems change by improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. The grant period is April 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 and applications are due February 25, 2021. View RFP

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Releases Findings

The Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) was created through unanimous bipartisan support from the Minnesota Legislature, and was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. On behalf of the Task Force, Wilder Research conducted extensive research, including reviewing published articles, summarizing laws and policies, accessing relevant data points from state data systems, interviewing 32 experts, and hearing public feedback during several open public comment sessions.

The findings from the MMIW Task Force are now available here.

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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