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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization

​​Thirty-third Annual "Unconference" on Crime and Victimization:  May 18-20 & 25-27, 2021

The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs is pleased to announce the upcoming 33rd Annual "Unconference" on Crime and Victimization.  This multi-disciplinary “unconference” is for victim advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals; researchers; medical responders; educators; and anyone whose work puts them in contact with victims. Topics will span the wide range of crime victimization and issues related to responding to crime victims in unusual and uncertain times. 

What is an “un​conference?”  It is a like a conference, yet we’ve lifted all the pressure and expectation to attend each session.  We’re letting the agenda be driven through the sessions facilitated by subject matter experts.  Like other un-conferences, we’ll carve out time for unstructured and informal spaces to connect and engage with our presenters and OJP staff members.

Our conference will be 100% virtual.  We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible space for crime victim professionals to share information and encouragement while navigating these changing times.  Sessions are free for everyone to attend.  

Find a schedule of sessions here! Please note: ​registration will be available starting the week of April 26, 2021 when attendees can view session descriptions, read more about the presenters, and ​​sign up for the training presentations they want to attend.  Conference updates will be posted on this page as they become available. If you have any questions, please reach out to conference director Joann Jones.​  ​​

The Office of Justice Programs supports Continuing Education.  An attendance certificate can be requested and provided  (upon confirmation of attendance) from a conference session.  Because there are so many strict and unique requirements between the vast number of disciplines we work with, we have found the most flexible option is to allow the individual to apply with their respective board/agency and we can validate if needed/necessary.