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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization

Thirty-second Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization

The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs made the difficult decision to cancel the 32nd Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization because the health and safety of our victim service community is a top priority.  Instead of an in-person event, we pivoted and brought the conference presentations to our audience virtually.  As we continue to take precautions to protect the lives of our community, we are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible space for crime victim professionals to share information and encouragement while navigating these rapidly changing times.  

Please find the information below on the webinars we were able to provide as part of our virtual conference this year.  If you are interested in a recording, reach out to conference director Joann Jones.​  


From ByStander to UpStander:  Creating Safe Spaces to Discuss Hate/Bias Incidences in Challenging, Contemporary Settings
Dr. Kathy Harowski, PhD, LP, Diversity Council
Samantha Poehler, Education and Communications Coordinator @ Diversity Council
Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Animal Cruelty:  The Link to Human Violence and the Impact to Families and Communities
Ann Olson, Executive Director, Animal Folks
Reese Frederickson, Pine County Attorney, Pine County, Minnesota
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Harassment Restraining Orders - Updated Process for Courts & Law Enforcement
Melia Garza, MS, Domestic and Sexual Violence Analyst @ Minnesota Judicial Branch, and
Gary Kalstabakken, (Former Police Chief - Rosemount, MN Police Department and FBI Academy Graduate) Product Manager, BCA 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 PM

"Therapeutic Trappin' Hip Hop and Music's Therapeutic Value on, and for our Youth 
Leo Howard, III, M. Ed
Residential Program Administrator -  Rebound, Inc. 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM​

Ready or Not:  Assessing Organizational Readiness for Trauma-Informed Practices
Pete Singer, LICSW, MSW
Lead Consultant, Advanced Trauma Consulting
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Criminal Vehicular Homicide/Criminal Vehicular Operation & Advanced Courtroom Topics Training
Kelly Nicholson, MS, Dakota County Attorneys Office
Monday, June 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Survivor Confidentiality:  Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence  
Panel Presentation/Discussion
Caroline Palmer, JD, Minnesota Department of Health
Rana Alexander, JD, Standpoint MN
Lindsay Brice, JD, MNCASA
Liz Richards, JD, VIolence Free MN
Thursday, June 11, 2020  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Intersection of Domestic Violence and Homelessness:  An Interdisciplinary Lens
Panel Presentation/Discussion
Raelene Caswell, Standpoint MN
Roynisha Townsend, Women's Advocates
Ann McFarland, JD, Standpoint MN
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Handout:  VAWA Housing​

It's a Matter of Justice:  Understanding and Addressing Youth with an FASD
Maya Tester, MA, JD
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar overview

Lifting Up Those Who Can't Get Up On Their Own:  Working with Special Needs Populations
Linda Flanders
Feldenkrais Practitioner
Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:00- 3:00 PM
More than A Broken Bone:  Working with Victims with Brain Injury
Angela Bowes Edwards, CBIS and Kayla Reininger, CBIS
Education and Outreach Specialists, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sexting:  Flirting or Felony?
Alison Feigh, MS
Director, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, a program of Zero Abuse Project
Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM

Beyond Massage Parlors:  Exposing the Asian Sex Market
Youngbee Dale
CEO/Anti-Trafficking Consultant, Dale Consulting, LLC
May 14, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 PM | recording available - please contact Joann Jones​

Working With Victim/Survivors in Loss of Life Cases
Kelly Nicholson
Victim Witness Supervisor, Dakota County Attorney's Offce - Victim Witness Program
May 5, 2020, 10-11:00 AM  | recording available - please contact Joann Jones​

Pathways to Arrest for Serious Offenses Among Children: Implications on Violence Against Children
Kingsley Chigbu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, College of Health, School of Social Work
April 30, 2020, 1 - 2 pm | recording available - please contact Joann Jones

The Office of Justice Programs supports Contining Education.  An attendance certificate can be requested and provided from the post webinar evaluation (and upon confirmation of attendance) from a webinar.  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.