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Grant Writing 101 for Public Safety
POST # 6209-0-1035

Date:               January 10, 2013

Location:        St. Paul Police Department

Western District Community Room

                        389 N. Hamline Avenue

                        Saint Paul, MN 55104

Time:               0800-1400

Instructor:     Kristin Lail, State Program Administrator

Office of Justice Programs

MN. Department of Public Safety

POST:              6 Credits

Cost:               $ 65.00             (Lunch Provided)

Equipment:    Laptop

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-sponsoring with the MN Office of Justice Programs a course in GRANT WRITING 101 FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

This course is designed to provide the student with the required skills and knowledge necessary to write a successful grant. The instructor will walk thru the grant writing process highlighting areas where people tend to struggle the most.  Included will be areas within the grant where writers can fail to satisfy the criteria and expectations of the grant review process. Kristin Lail will walk students thru the grant process in a practical exercise.

Kristin Lail has been a Grants Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for more than 15 years.  She administers federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to support adult, juvenile, DWI and family drug courts and serves on the the Judicial Branch’s  Drug Court Initiative Advisory Committee.  OJP also supports mental health, domestic violence and community courts through problem-solving partnership grants.  Ms. Lail is partnering with colleagues from the state Office of Traffic Safety to develop new DWI Court and ignition interlock grants with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) and coordinating with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC) to support Juvenile Drug Court projects.  She has also administered Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT), Community Justice, Offender Re-entry, Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Forces, and Drug Prosecution grant projects.  Ms. Lail previously served as the Manager of the Juvenile Justice Resource Center, a Policy Analyst for the American Prosecutors Research Institute and a Staff Associate for Public Administration Service. She received a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

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