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Training and Communications

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 2015 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. 

Regional Board Development Training 

The Office of Justice Programs is pleased to offer this learning opportunity for Board Chairs and Executive Directors for an intentional conversation about board governance.  This four hour training will cover the fundamentals of roles/responsibilities, fiduciary duties, highlights of the board chair's role, the critical partnership between the board chair and executive director, board development planning and will create an action plan for your specific organization.  This training will also feature an interview with a executive director and board chair to flesh out the healthy dynamics of working together.  This is a free training. 
Registration details to be announced soon.

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


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