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Legal Topics: Victims and Witnesses

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, index topic Victims of Crime; Witnesses.
  • Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 611A, Crime Victims: Rights, Programs, Agencies.
  • United States Code Title 18, Chapter 223, Witnesses and Evidence.
  • United States Code Title 18, Chapter 224, Protection of Witnesses.
  • United States Code Title 18, Chapter 601, Immunity of Witnesses.
  • Resources, National:

  • Help for Crime Victims, from the Office for Victims of Crime of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.
  • Help for Crime Victims: Toll-Free Numbers, from the Office for Victims of Crime of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime.
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance.
  • Office for Victims of Crime, of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.
  • VictimLaw, a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database of victims' rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions.
  • Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Abuse, Violence & Crime Victims, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Crime Victims Rights, from the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Crime Victims Rights Enforcement, from the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Crime victims with disabilities, from Disability Minnesota.
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, article on Witnesses.
  • Help for Crime Victims, from the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Inmate Information and Release Notification, from the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Suggested Referrals, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Related Topics: Criminal Law and Procedure; Sentencing.


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