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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization

​​​​​​​​​​​36th Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization:  May 21-22, 2024

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs' 36th Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization!  

We truly enjoyed connecting with everyone at our in-person event.  Between the workshop options, social hour, and dynamic keynote presentations, we were so pleased at the turnout and all the offerings over the two days.  

The 2024 eBooklet is still available by clicking on the title above.  All information related to the conference, keynote sessions, biographies and CEU credits can be found in the booklet.  

Thank you to our event host, the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN  55439 for their warm hospitality and catering thoughtful, nutritious meals and snacks.  

Exhibitor/Vendor Fair:  Our conference was made richer because of the many willing agencies showcasing what they do, who they serve, and other facts to interest attendees.  Thank you to all the exhibitors who offered information and resources to attendees, shared what they do, answered questions, and gave out fun promotional items to bring home.  We loved the space, opport​unties to engage, and the sweet parting gifts donated to round out our event!  

Congratulations to award recipients Jude Foster for taking home the Distinguished Service Award and Rachel Ratner for the Dr. William Kosiak Victim Service Professional Award!  This is a highlight of the conference each year, and we're so grateful for all the nominations and those who were there to support the two honored people who work in the field of crime victim services for their distinguished service and/or for advancing the rights of crime victim survivors. ​​ Thank you!

Continuing Education Credits:  OJP supports continuing education.  Professional continuing education credits were approved from the agencies listed below. 
For a specific list of courses approved by POST click here, and the MN Continuing Legal Education list can be found here. ​ 
MN Board of Continuing Legal Education  7.5 Units approved  Event Code 505822
MN Board of Social Work                           45 Units approved   CEP-137
POST Board                                                ​13 (other) approved  09424-00085

We aim to organize events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. In consideration of individuals with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we kindly request that attendees refrain from using strong fragrances. For accommodation requests or questions regarding accessibility, please reach out to Joann Jones.

2023 Information:                                                                               

Conference Booklet​​​
​The 2023 Conference Booklet is still available by clicking on the title above.  

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

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.