Materials for Distribution to the Public
OJP has materials available law enforcement agencies that can be displayed and distributed in department lobbies, distributed at public awareness events, or included in victim information packets. These brochures are available at no cost and can be ordered by completing the Materials Order Form
and submitting to OJP.
Crime Victim Brochures and Materials
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
Other Brochures from federal Office of Victims of Crime
The U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime has a HELP Brochure Series that includes many brochures that can be downloaded and printed, or added to your website as a link:
Resources for Law Enforcement Agencies
Victim Information Card
The Crime Victim Justice Unit (CVJU) provides assistance to law enforcement agencies in Minnesota to create and update the victim information cards they are required to distribute to crime victims pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 611A.02, subd. 2(b) and 629.342, subd. 3. The CVJU can review existing cards for compliance with the state law, assist with updating cards, and help departments create new cards. There is no fee for this service; however, each agency is responsible for printing its own cards.
Crime Victims Reparations Board
When victims of violent crime submit a claim to the Reparations Board for assistance with the expenses related to their victimization, typically medical expenses, the board will send a request to law enforcement agencies for a copy of the incident report along with a form to be completed by the responding officer in order to establish the eligibility of the claimant. The Board relies on the law enforcement reports and information from the investigator to make a fair, just, and objective claims decision.
Crime Victim Rights
Payment for Sexual Assault Exam
Under Minnesota Statutes section 609.35, the cost of a sexual assault evidentiary exam conducted for the purpose of evidence collection shall by paid by the county in which the sexual assault occurred. This obligation does not include the cost of treatment of injuries related to the sexual assault. Below is a link to the agency within each county where requests for exam payments may be directed.
Answering Questions From the Public
The OJP Website includes many webpages and materials that can answer questions commonly posed to law enforcement officers, including:
Notification of release from custody
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