• ACET, Inc.

Community Members Who Have Experienced Crime: Your Opinion Matters

Updated: Dec 7, 2020


If you, a family member, or a close friend have experienced crime, we want to hear from you. ACET, Inc., is hosting 15 virtual focus groups between now and February to learn about your experiences. We invite people from diverse populations in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, language, immigration status, geographic location, and more. People from Black or Indigenous communities, and people of color are strongly encouraged to participate.


Your responses will be confidential. Experiences and information discussion during the focus groups will not be shared. The information discussed will be used exclusively to help identify populations and areas of the state that currently lack access or have insufficient access to crime victim services while identifying barriers that prevent or limit access to victim services.


Participants will receive:

  • Necessary technology equipment, including headphones, a webcam, and/or a phone card if they need to call in;

  • A $25 gift card for their participation; and

  • A $20 stipend towards childcare, if needed.


Virtual focus groups will consist of 3-4 people who have experienced crime in Minnesota. Each group’s input will help inform the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs (OJP) on how to improve support and services for crime victims across the state.


Apply today here.


We want to hear about what service or support you needed after the crime but did not receive. Your opinion matters. If you have any questions, email Ashley Kitchen at ashley@acetinc.com. Materials are available in Hmong, Somali, English, or Spanish.

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