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  • Questions and Answers for U Nonimmigrant Status

    An alien victim of criminal activity may file for U Nonimmigrant Status – status set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse because of the activity and who also are willing to assist law enforcement agencies or government officials in the investigation of that activity. Content Detail

    By:
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Myths & Facts about Sexual Violence

    The myths about sexual violence are powerful in our society. Misguided beliefs in these myths keep people from understanding how sexual violence works, and who the victims and perpetrators are. Here you will find common myths and facts about sexual violence. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

    The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Content Detail

  • Alcohol and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

    Drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) is taking advantage of the use of alcohol or other drugs that render a victim incapacitated or physically helpless in order to accomplish a sexual assault. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Civil Damages For Sexual Violence

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to outline the issues that arise in seeking justice through civil litigation. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Legal Stuff: Practical Information for Minnesotans PDF

    Provided for the public by the Hennepin County Bar Association, this is a guide to the basics of understanding the law in areas such as family, immigration, housing, health, youth, education, work, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Payment for Rape Exam Across State Lines

    This fact sheet explains who pays for a sexual assault exam when the victim is assaulted while visiting one state but undergoes a sexual assault exam in her or his home state of Minnesota. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Restitution Claims For Direct Reimbursement and Other Expenses

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to outline the types of restitution possible for victims of sexual assault and other criminal acts under Minnesota Statute § 611A.04, subd. 1(a). Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault Evidentiary Exam Payment

    In Minnesota, victims of sexual assault who have an evidentiary exam done for the purpose of gathering evidence of sexual assault need not pay for that service. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Tenants’ Right to Seek Police and Emergency Assistance PDF

    Fact Sheet H-32 Content Detail

    By:
    Minneapolis - Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Tips For Testifying as a Witness

    The prospect of testifying as a witness is nerve wracking for anyone. This fact sheet will discuss some ideas for knowing what to expect that may help you be more comfortable on the witness stand. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Victim Post-Conviction Notification Rights

    Minnesota Statute Chapter 611A provides that victims of crime have certain post-conviction notification rights. A sexual assault victim may want to be notified of the offender’s custody status after the offender has been convicted and sentenced to a county jail or state correctional facility. In Minnesota, the victim must take certain actions requesting notification in order for this right to be exercised. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault