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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Professional Resources



The Office of Justice Programs has resources helpful to all advocacy and criminal justice agencies, and resources specific to:


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 OJP has crime victim brochures available at no cost to advocacy organizations, courts, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, and other allied professionals.  

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Crime Victim Rights​
​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
​The Juvenile Court Process ​  English  | Spanish  |  Hmong  | Somali
​Financial Help for Crime Victims ​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
Coping with Victimization​
​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
Tips on Testifying​
​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
Victim Impact Statements​
​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong Somali
Collecting Court Ordered Restitution​
​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
Post Conviction
  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong Somali
​After a Homicide ​  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Somali
​VINE/Haven rack card  ​ English  |  Spanish  |  HmongSomali
Finding Help - Bookmark
Crime Victim Rights Poster
  English  | Spanis​h   |  Hmong  | Somali


Additional Resources for all professionals

Minnesota Crime Victim Rights: Reference Guide for Criminal Justice Agencies and Professionals

A reference guide listing statutory crime victim rights, organized by criminal justice professionals.It includes court rules and best practices related to crime victim rights.

Crime Victim Rights Information Guide

A comprehensive guide (formerly called the "Blue Book") that includes descriptions of crime victim rights and case law related to crime victim rights, as well as the criminal justice system and supports available to victims.

Jail Facilities

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)

Materials available for order:


  • Victims of Sexual Assault: Your Rights and Resources (notice to sexual assault victims)

​English Word PDF
​Spanish ​Word PDF
​Somali Word PDF
​Hmong Word PDF

Resources on Crime Victim Issues 

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

Victims:  Clic​k here for a list of state and national resources for crime victims.


Training Requests 

If you would like to set up a training for your staff about crime victim rights, please contact: Joann Jones, Training and Communications Unit Coordinator, (651) 201-7318, joann.jones@state.mn.us