Victim / Witness

General Crime Victim Program

Rebecca Bentele

Victim/Witness Coordinator
Phone: 507-238-3209
Fax: 507-238-3231
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Sue Koons
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 507-238-3280
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Martin County Victim Services is located at 201 Lake Ave., Security Building, Rm. 245, Fairmont, MN (2nd floor of the Law Enforcement Center).  This program has been in existence since 1994 and provides assistance to victims of general crime.  The Coordinator assists with criminal justice support, notification of victim's rights, information on charges against the offender, status of offender, and notifies victim of court hearings. The Coordinator serves as a link to the prosecuting attorney, shares any concerns the victim may have, assists in explaining plea offers, helps prepare Victim Impact Statements, and advocates for the victim to ensure that their rights as a victim are upheld.  The Coordinator assists victims in filing victim compensation claims, coordinates and secures services with other agencies as needed and provides supportive listening and options available to them based on self-defined needs. There does not need to be a call to law enforcement or criminal charges filed for this program to assist victims.

The Coordinator also escorts victims to court hearings, assists in securing needed services for victims and makes referrals to other agencies as needed.


MISSION:
To empower victims of general crime through providing a direct link to prosecuting attorney, crisis intervention, immediate response, and on-going support and advocacy.


EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:

Martin Co. Sheriff Office/Fairmont Police Department

Emergency 911
Non-Emergency 507-238-4481

 

Martin County Victim/Witness Program 507-238-3209
Martin County Attorney's Office 507-238-1594
Minnesota 24-Hour Crime Victim Support Line 866-385-2699


Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services

CADA of Martin County
403 S. State St. Fairmont MN 56031
507-399-2001
CADA 24-Hour Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466
CADA TTY Line 507-625-3966
Day One Crisis Line 866-223-1111
Sexual Assault Info/Services www.RapeHelpMN.com
Adult Abuse Reporting Center 844-880-1574


Other Martin County Services

Martin County Jail 507-238-3150
Martin County Court Administration 507-238-3205
Martin County Children and Family Services 507-238-4757


Links:
VINELink - The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and email notifications when their offender's custody status changes. This service is brought to you by your local Sheriff.
vine link
The VINE TOLL FREE Number for MN VINE is 1.877.664.8463