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2015 OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization

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The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will be hosting our next Conference on Crime and Victimization May 13-15, 2015. The conference will tentatively be held at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. You can click here to find lodging and meal information and to book your room.

Please note that the cost of the conference is $150. This is for registration only; you must make your lodging reservation separately.

A full agenda will be available shortly.  The conference will feature a track specifically geared towards law enforcement, which will include sessions on sex trafficking investigations, working with reluctant victims, over service of alcohol and using jail call evidence in domestic violence cases.

A leadership track will include presentations on managing up, activating your board, and using a logic model effectively.

General sessions will include topics like restorative justice, cultural awareness in addressing victimization, juvenile justice, sexual assault, restitution, violence prevention through coaching and athletics and much more.

John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney, will kick off the conference with a discussion engaging men in the prevention of violence.  

Scholarship Information 

The Office of Justice is pleased to offer scholarships to the conference. Information on who is eligible for a scholarship can be found here.  To apply, please fill out this form and email it to

Please note that OJP is once again offering scholarships to encourage law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals to attend this important conference. 

Nominate an Outstanding Professional or Volunteer for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims

Each conference, OJP elicits nominations for outstanding professional or volunteer services to crime victims. The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1995 to recognize those working in the field of victim services or criminal justice who have been an inspiration to the service of crime victims in Minnesota. 

The Kosiak Memorial Award, named for Dr. William Kosiak, was established in 1989 by the Crime Victim and Witness Advisory Group to recognize volunteers who give their time and energy as effective advocates for the fair and respectful treatment of crime victims.

To nominate someone for either of these awards, please fill out this form and complete a separate word document explaining why this person is deserving of recognition.  Both the form and the word document should be emailed to by 4:00 on April 17, 2015.

 Resource Fair

If you are interested in having a display table at the conference, please review the guidelines and complete this form. The form should be returned to by 4:00 on  April 1, 2015. There is no charge for a space a the conference resource fair but space is limited.