We understand that it is essential to be there when you or someone you know is a victim of a crime. Victims of crimes have rights under the law.
Under Minnesota law, a crime victim is defined as a person who incurs loss or harm as a result of a crime. A victim includes the family member, guardian, or custodian of a minor, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased person. Minnesota Statutes section 611A, subdivision 1
Law enforcement agencies are required to notify victims of certain victim rights and local resources at initial contact. Prosecutors are required to provide a notice of rights to victims once charges have been filed. Minnesota Statutes section 611A, subdivision 2.
Our services can assist victims of:
An advocate is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in seeking support, information and referrals. Contact the Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line at 1-866-385-2699 to speak with an advocate (translators are available), text 612-399-9977 or click the CHAT NOW button on this site to connect with an advocate.