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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization

​​​​​​​​35th Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization:  May 23 & 24, 2023* ​​

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs is pleased to announce plans for the 35th Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization!  

You're invited to attend this in-person event with workshop options offered over two days.  ​This multi-disciplinary conference is for victim advocates, Tribal services and law enforcement officers, prosecutors, ​criminal justice professionals, and anyone whose work puts them in contact with victim survivors.   *Alternate dates for the conference are May 16 & 17, 2023​​

Conference Workshop Details​​​

A hearty Thank You! to everyone who took time to submit a conference proposal this year.  We are grateful for the warm and engaged response.  We're confident the compelling topics that contour and shape the vast forum of emerging themes in crime victim services will be presented at the conference.

Sessions will be offered over two days that resonate across multiple disciplines, services and interests.  We hope you can attend! 

​Please reach out to conference director Joann Jones with any questions​. ​

Additional Conference Information

While we're putting together all the details, we'll post information and make any updates on this page.  

​Location:  The location of the conference has not been determined yet.  It will be decided by the Request for Proposal Process (RFP) and has been narrowed to the 11-County Metro (St. Paul-Minneapolis) area.  Once a specific vendor has been named, it will be shared here.  

Scholarships:  Scholarships will be available for the conference this year. Information will be forthcoming once a vendor has been awarded the RFP. 

Awards:  Awards are back!  Start thinking about who you'd like to honor with distinguished service and outstanding volunteerism in crime victim services.  Nomination information can be found here.​   

Exhibitor/Resource Fair:  An opportunity to exhibit at our conference this year has (also) returned.  Resource fair participants will receive​ one complimentary conference registration with completed exhibitor fair entry. ​

*Alternate dates for the conference are May 16 & 17, 2023

The Office of Justice Programs supports Continuing Education.  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.