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VICTIM SERVICES                                                                                                                                                                

The county attorney advises crime victims of their legal rights and the status of their case, and will request restitution for financial losses.  In addition, the county attorney oversees Victim Services, which provides assistance and support to crime victims, including advocacy services.  Victim advocates provide a variety of services to victims of crimes that have been charged by the Roseau County Attorney’s Office in either the adult or juvenile court system, including:

•   Information regarding victim rights;

•   Crisis counseling and referrals;

•   Assistance in filing a Harassment Restraining Order;

•   Facilitate contact with other agencies in the criminal justice system;

•   Provide information regarding hearing dates and schedule changes;

•   Assist in obtaining time off from work to testify;

•   Secure a safe waiting area in the courthouse;

•   Assist in applying for reimbursement for expenses incurred during the course of the trial;

•   Resolve matters related to restitution and the return of property;

•   Provide information as to eligibility for Crime Victims Reparations for victims who have suffered personal injury as a result of a crime;