Applicants Wanted for Crime Victim Needs Assessment Community Advisory Group


The Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (MNSAC) invites community members to join the Crime Victim Needs Assessment Community Advisory Group.

In an effort to improve crime victim services and ensure equity, the needs assessment will identify 1) Populations that currently lack access or have insufficient access to victim services, 2) Victim services needed throughout the state, and 3) Barriers that prevent or limit access to victim services. The advisory group will advise the MNSAC and ensure the research process is equitable, inclusive, transparent, respectful and non-traumatizing to victims. They will review research materials (e.g., surveys, focus group questions), provide input on outreach efforts, and provide feedback on findings and written reports.

There will be at least five advisory group meetings, and meetings will typically last 4 hours. Advisory group members should be available for meetings the week of September 30, the week of October 28, the week of January 6, the week of January 27, and the week of June 15. Meeting days and times will be determined based on the availability of the group. Advisory group meetings will take place at an accessible location in a Twin Cities suburb (exact location to be determined), with the option of remote participation for members who are not able to attend meetings in person. Advisory group members will receive modest compensation for their time (the current rate is $55 per meeting). Members will be reimbursed for expenses incurred as a result of attending meetings (e.g., mileage, parking, lodging, childcare, meals).

To apply, please click here. People from black or indigenous communities, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is August 23, 2019. All applicants will be notified with a decision in mid-September.

If you would like the application in another format, please contact Valerie Clark ( or Kris Coulter (