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Urgent Action Needed: Contact the Public Safety Committee and Ask Them to Pass A 90 Day Sexual Assault Kit Testing Timeframe

We need your help to pass HF2034—legislation that will mandate a 90 day sexual assault kit testing window! The prompt testing of sexual…

Rejuvenating Sexual Assault Response Teams

By Miranda Gonzalez Happy Wednesday everyone! This blog will be talking about rejuvenating tired sexual assault response teams (SARTs). Sometimes, coordinators may experience challenges in…

SVJI Resource Highlight: Best Practices for Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) Supporting LGBTQIA+ Victims/Survivors

By Fatima Jayoma  Welcome to the Rural Realities Blog! In today’s blog, we will be highlighting two new resources, Best Practices for SARTs Supporting…

SVJI Resource Highlight: New and Updated Case File Review Materials

By Miranda Gonzalez Hello everyone! Welcome to the Rural Realities blog! In this blog, we will be highlighting one of our recently revised workbooks,…

SVJI Resource Highlight: Community Resource Mapping

By Fatima Jayoma Hi everyone! The Rural Realities Blog is back. In today’s blog, we will be highlighting the new Community Resource Mapping Guide.

Minnesota Becomes First in the Nation to Establish an Office of Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls

Media Statement: Minnesota Becomes First in the Nation to Establish an Office of Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls Task force and community leaders…

Action Alert: Contact Legislators in Support of Crime Victim Services Funding

Negotiations in the public safety conference committee are beginning and we need your help NOW to contact House and Senate leadership and public safety committee…

Exam Billing Reform Is Overdue for Victims/Survivors and Care Providers

Over the weekend, the Star Tribune Editorial Board published a piece in support of MNCASA-backed legislation to create a state fund and…

April Proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed April 2023 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in Minnesota! Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on raising awareness about…

Watch: MN lawmaker pushes for Office of Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls

Minnesota State Rep. Ruth Richardson went on Good Morning America to discuss legislation that would establish the Office of Missing and Murdered…