Resources are available to assist with various legal issues, including the following:

Order for Protection:

The organization WomensLaw.org has details on Minnesota-specific orders for protection.

Immigration and Visa Assistance:

Information for international students is available on the KnowYourIX.org website.  Please work with the Carleton Office of Intercultural and International Life if you have specific questions.

Legal Assistance:

The Hope Center provides legal assistance and advocacy.

Their advocates provide information about law enforcement and court procedures; information about victim rights and reparations; assistance with court remedies such as Orders for Protection, Harassment Restraining Orders; and accompaniment to civil and criminal court hearings. HOPE Center maintains a close relationship with all law enforcement agencies in Rice County to ensure the needs and rights of survivors are respected.

Minnesota Statutes against Sexual Assault:

The MNCASA website provides information and links to Minnesota Sexual Violence Laws.

Minnesota Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights: 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety website provides information about crime victims’ rights.