"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
"Data" means summary data as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 19.
"Department" means the Department of Corrections.
"Emergency shelter services" means housing facilities which regularly provide food, secure lodging, and a crisis phone line with 24-hour accessibility for women and children seeking safety from assault primarily by a spouse, male relative, or male with whom they are residing or have resided in the past.
"Law enforcement agencies" means police and sheriff's departments operating in Minnesota.
"Public education programs" means programs designed to promote public and professional awareness of the problems of battered persons.
"Purchase of service agreement" means a contract or grant agreement between the department and service provider which specifies the programs or services to be provided, the method of delivering the programs or services, the responsibilities of the staff, the budget, and a commitment to assist in the necessary data collection, and evaluation research to be completed on the program or service.
"Request for proposals" means solicitation of applications in a uniform format for distribution of funds allocated by the legislature for programs and services for battered women.
"Support services" means any of the following: advocacy, emotional support, counseling, legal information, medical referral, transportation, child care, information and referral services, and other services needed by battered women and their families.
"Service provider" means any public agency or private nonprofit corporation which plans, designs, and implements any of the following:
emergency shelter services and support services for battered women;
support services for battered women;
public education programs designed to promote public and professional awareness of the problems of battered women; or
programs for violent partners.
MS s 611A.33
May 9, 1997
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes