Victim / WitnessGeneral Crime Victim Program
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.
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
|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
|CADA 24-Hour Crisis Line||1-800-477-0466|
|CADA TTY Line||507-625-3966|
|Day One Crisis Line||866-223-1111|
|Minesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault||MNCASA|
|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|
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.
The VINE TOLL FREE Number for MN VINE is 1.877.664.8463