Crime Victim Services and Other Resources

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Hennepin County & Other Available Services


ICE-Victim Notification

HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with our agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release.

Listed below is a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable victim services and programs provided by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Victims of Domestic Assault

  • You can ask the city or county attorney to file a criminal complaint.
  • You also have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an Order for Protection from domestic abuse. The order could include the following:
    • an order restraining the abuser from further acts of abuse
    • an order directing the abuser to leave your household
    • an order preventing the abuser from entering your home, school, business, or place of employment
    • an order awarding you or the other parent custody of or visitation with your minor child or children or
    • an order directing the abuser to pay support to you and the minor children if the abuser has a court order to do so
  • You also have the right to notification if prosecution of the case is declined or criminal charges are dismissed.

Court Orders for Protection/Restraining

Emergency Services and Shelter

HOME FREE is not a part of the court system. They are a community-based domestic abuse intervention project staffed by advocates who are available to offer you support, information, referrals, and options to help you heal with your situation. They assure complete confidentiality. Services include:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Educational Support Groups
  • Shelter

Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Office: 612-348-5073

Crisis lines are committed to serving persons regardless of race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, religion or gender and will refer you to specific resources as needed.

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (COPE): 612-596-1223
  • Information on crisis lines, survivor, depression and grief/bereavement support. Click here.
  • Information on Suicide Bereavement Support Groups. Click here.
  • You have the right to apply for financial help for losses resulting from a violent crime. This assistance does not cover property losses. For application and information, call the Office of Justice Programs at 1-888-622-8799, or online at
  • You have the right to request that the law enforcement agency withhold public access to data revealing your identity. The law enforcement agency will decide if this is possible.
  • You have the right, if an offender is charged, to be informed of and participate in the prosecution process, including the right to request restitution (money court ordered from the offender and paid to the victim).
  • If you feel your rights as a victim have been violated, call the Crime Victim Justice Unit at 1-800-247-0390, ext. 3, or 651-201-7310 TTY 651-205-4827.