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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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. 

Annual Training Events:

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy​  

Annual Conference on Crime & Victimization​

​Upcoming Webinar:

Introduction to Mass Violence and Terrorism Victimization

Incidents of mass violence are human-caused tragedies that can impact whole communities and the country at large. These types of disasters, which include shootings and acts of terrorism, often occur without warning and can happen anywhere, as shown by the events of September 11, 2001, the tragic shooting in a high school in Parkland, Florida, and the more recent shooting incident In Uvalde, Texas. This webinar, presented by Krista Flannigan, J.D., Crisis Management Consultant, who specializes in victimization issues related to high-profile victimization, including mass violence,  will provide an overview of established factors in mass violence and terrorism incidents as learned from past incidents, including the role of responders, the media, and the community. 

This is a free, virtual training opportunity offered by the Office of Justice Programs with support from the Office of Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.  Register here.​  

Assisting Crime Victims​

OJP offers free, one day training opportunities for victim services, social services and law enforcement professionals who work with crime victims. This training is offered in various locations around Minnesota; both metro and outstate depending on space availability and demand. 
If you are interested in having a regional training in your area, please contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or Joann.Jones@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 - basic and advance presentations
  • Building Basic Identity Theft Advocacy Skills
  • Data Practices and Crime Victims
  • Ethics and Crime Victims in the Prosecution Process
  • Crime Victim Reparations (financial compensation program for victims) 
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Law Enforcement Supervisor Management
  • Informant Management
  • Gang and Drug Trends in Minnesota
  • Task Force specific topics upon request.   

For further information on these trainings, or general inquiries on OJP presentations, please contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or Joann.Jones@state.mn.us


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