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If you are a crime victim, help is available.


Organizations Providing Assistance to Crime VictimsHelp for crime victims 1-800-247-0390

Find a victim service provider in your area. 


Financial Assistance

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

Emergency funds are available in small amounts from local programs to all crime victims to cover emergency expenses related to the crime.

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

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 


Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program

Safe at Home is a statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and designed to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address.


State and National Resources

Click here for a comprehensive list of state and national organizations, federal agencies, and information clearinghouses devoted to crime victim issues.

The Victim Connect Resource Center provides confidential information and referral services.


Contact Crime Victim Services

If this is an emergency, call 911.
Office of Justice Programs
(Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
651-201-7300 or 888-622-8799, ext. 1 for financial help
800-247-0390, ext. 3 for information and referral
651-205-4827 TTY
United Way 211
A 24-hour information and referral service.
From anywhere in Minnesota, call:
2-1-1  or  800-543-7709