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Handmade conference notecards made with Strawberry Jude Stamps

This year’s OJP conference was a blast. My colleagues and I got to attend multiple breakout sessions. I learned about: Advocating for victims with criminal records A new program providing follow up services to DV related 911 calls Finding help for those who are cyber stalked A new community corrections program to help women abusers, and How the DOC is working to keep victims informed. Keep checking This Side for the in-depth… Read More

#MN, #LiveFreeWithoutViolence, #advocate,

This year, the first ever  Live Free Without Violence Rally was held in the grassy rotunda (lower mall) between the State Capitol building and the Veteran Service Center. This rally was designed to bring awareness to issues surrounding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Before marching to the capital, those rallying were invited to make signs, observe artistic performances and participate in policy discussions. My team took the opportunity to learn more about: Coerced Reproduction Issues… Read More