Victim Services

IMAA is committed to helping any victim of any crime or threat. Free, confidential, culturally sensitive services are available to connect victims with community support and counseling; and to assist with personal advocacy, emergency financial assistance and filing for reparations

The IMAA Victim Service program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and provides bilingual and culturally appropriate services to victims of crime; education for immigrant and refugee communities regarding victim services; and training for professionals who have contact with immigrant and refugee victims of crime.

IMAA Victim Services program serves general crime victims, defined as victims of crimes that include but are not limited to assault, robbery, burglary, theft, homicide, DWI, vehicular homicide or injury, arson, criminal damage to property, elder abuse, bias/hate crime and any crime not included under the categories of sexual assault, domestic abuse or child abuse.

The overall goal of is to increase victims’ safety and ensure victims have access to services that meet their self-defined needs.

Services include:

  • Crisis Intervention: meeting the emotional and physical needs of victims,
  • Emergency Services: transportation, access shelter, food and other necessities;
  • Support Services: follow-up counseling, reassurance and empathetic listening, acting on victims’ behalf with social services or criminal justice agencies, intervention/advocacy, return of property, seeking victim compensation benefits, assistance with compensation claims, creditors, community referrals and restitution;
  • Court Related Services: assistance with elder and child abuse petitions and in filing temporary restraining orders, emotional support during trial;
  • Legal Resources: having information available regarding possible legal resources, including civil and/or criminal remedies.

 

IMAA is a member of Olmsted County Sexual Assault Interagency Council (SAIC)

 

Victim Services are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. To connect to these services, please complete this referral form or call Nisha Kurup at (507) 289-5960 ext. 110.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with IMAA’s Victim Services Program, please contact us at 507-289-5960 ext. 100 or complete our online volunteer application.

 

LINKS TO CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS BROCHURES IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES:

English version
Arabic version
Hmong version
Somali version
Spanish version

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