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Training and Communication

OJP staff provide training and presentations to criminal justice professionals on issues including victim rights, financial compensation, victim notification, post conviction issues and other customized training curricula. 

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

The Office of Justice Programs is pleased to offer the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy! 
  • Foundational level educational opportunity designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Minnesota
  • For victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, law enforcement, this training uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help restore the victim to whole and regain control of their lives.
  • Comprehensive curriculum with academic credit and CEU's available for an additional fee. 
  • The dates for the 2016 MNVAA Academy are as follows:  October 26-28 with an evening reception on October 25th, and November 16-18, 2016.  Attendees are expected to attend all sessions on each date in its entirety.  

Assisting Crime Victims - Regional Training

OJP collaborated with the Department of Corrections VIctim Assistance and Restorative Justice Program to conduct a series of one-day trainings around the state, with several regions having back-to-back sessions in the same area of the state. These regional trainings took place in Crookston/Bemidji, Rochester, VIrginia/Duluth, St. Paul, and Hutchinson/Motevideo.
 
The trainings team is currently planning for the next round of trainings.  If you are interested in having a regional training in your area, please contact Suzanne Elwell at 651-201-7312 or suzanne.elwell@state.mn.us.

 

Training and Presentations for Your Agency

The Office of Justice Programs can provide training on a variety of topics, including:

  • Crime Victim Rights, Identity Theft or VINE/Victim Notification
  • Reparations or Financial Compensation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Human Trafficking

For information on these trainings, and other topics, please contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or Joann.Jones@state.mn.us

 

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