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  • Collecting Court-Ordered Restitution

    Restitution is the money that a judge orders a juvenile or adult offender to pay to the victim of their crime. This brochure contains information about how to get this money and what happens if the offender doesn't pay. Content Detail

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    MN Department of Public Safety - Office of Justice
  • Crime Victim Rights

    Crime victims are afforded specific rights by state and federal law. Most often those rights remain unknown until a person learns that, as a consequence of the criminal acts of another, they are a crime victim. Your participation in the criminal justice process is important. Please read the following to learn how we can help you, and how you can contact us with your ideas, questions, and concerns. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Crime Victims' Rights and Enforcement

    The CVJU has the authority to investigate complaints from crime victims about decisions and actions of criminal justice professionals. Learn about available assistance and how to file a complaint. Content Detail

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    MN Department of Public Safety - Office of Justice
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  • Financial Help for Victims of Violent Crime: Emergency Funds

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    MN Department of Public Safety - Office of Justice
  • Help for Crime Victims

    Information on Crime Victims' Rights Content Detail

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    MN Department of Public Safety - Office of Justice
  • Minnesota Resources for Victims of Identity Theft

    Information and tools to help victims of identity theft remedy and monitor the theft. Includes a Minnesota Identity Theft Toolkit and Roadmap to assist victims in repairing problems and getting replacement documents. Content Detail

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    Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Restitution

    Restitution is the money that a judge orders a juvenile or adult offender to pay to the victim of their crime. This brochure contains information about what this money is for, who can get it, and how to apply. Content Detail

    By:
    MN Department of Public Safety - Office of Justice
  • Victim Rights and Expungement in Minnesota

    Explains the crime victim's rights when a perpetrator is seeking to have their criminal record expunged. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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