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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

If you are a crime victim, help is available.

Finding help

Click here to find a victim service provider and other resources.


Financial Assistance

Victims of violent crime can file a claim for reparations for certain expenses related to the crime.

Emergency funds may be available for certain victims.  

Crime Victim Rights   

Victims in Minnesota have statutory rights regarding notification, participation, compensation, and protection.
Victims who feel their crime victim rights have been violated or they have been mistreated by a member or entity of the criminal justice system can contact the Crime Victim Justice Unit.

Crime Victim Brochures 

Crime Victim Rights                          Coping with Victimization
Juvenile Court Process                    Restitution   
Tips on Testifying                               Post Conviction Issues
After a Homicide                                 Sexual Assault Victims: Your Rights and Resources                            
Brochures in other languages are listed on the Professional Resources page and the Spanish, Somali, and Hmong Help for Crime Victim pages.
Click here for brochures for victims of crime from the federal Office for Victims of Crime on crime-specific topics including assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking.

Other Helpful Publications 


Contact OJP 

Office of Justice Programs
Reparations : 651-201-7300 or 888-622-8799
Financial assistance to victims of violent crime
Crime Victim Justice Unit: 651-201-7310 or 800-247-0390
Information and referral; crime victim rights information and complaints
651-205-4827 TTY
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Click here to find a victim service provider and other resources for victims in Minnesota