Victims | Witnesses

Victim
         
A natural person who has suffered direct or threatened physical, financial, or emotional harm where there is probable cause to believe that the harm has been caused by the commission of a criminal act.

Witness
          
Any person who has been or is expected to be summoned to testify for the prosecution.

Restitution
           Reasonable compensation for loss, injury or out of pocket expenses as a result of a crime.  Link to the form is under the State's Attorney main page.

Questions | Concerns | Restitution:
Contact: 701-857-6480 and ask for a Victim | Witness Coordinator to receive information on criminal case and assistance through court process. 

Victim Impact Statement:
An opportunity for you to explain, in your own words, how being a victim of crime has affected you the people close to you.  Forms are available on this site under the State's Attorney main page. Victim Impact Brochure

   
  
Resources:
North Dakota Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification (ND SAVIN)
Access to offender's custody, probation, parole, court, sex offender, or protection/restraining order status over the phone or internet. Choose the most convenient method to be registered by phone, email or text messaging to receive automatic updates.  ND SAVIN is a beneficial and confidential service.  When signing up to receive information it is suggested to sign up following the offender's jail appearance at the end of business day. Toll Free: 1-866-631-8463  Web: http://www.vinelink.com/vinelink.initmap.do
  
North Dakota Crime Victims Compensation (CVC)
CVC provides monetary compensation to victims of criminal attacks who suffer bodily injury.  Victims may be eligible for payments of medical expenses, lost wages, and mental health counseling.  Defendants of deceased victims may also be eligible for certain benefits, including funeral expenses.  This fund is a secondary source to insurance, assistance, or other benefits.  To receive an application or questions, please contact Ward County Victim | Witness Coordinator at 701-857-6480 or compensation program administrator at 701-328-6195 or 1-800-445-2322 (in state only).

North Dakota Victim Assistance Association (NDVAA)
Association made up of more than 25 local, state and federal victim assistance programs throughout the state of North Dakota.  
Web: http://www.ndcrimevictims.org/home.html
 
Northern Plains Children's Advocacy Center & Family Services
Confidential therapy services for individuals, couples and families.  For more information, contact: 701-852-0836.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc.   
Services, support and resources for victims and families of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Please contact for forms and information when seeking the Domestic Violence Protection Order.   
Phone: 701-852-2258 / 24 Hour crisis line: 701-857-2200
Web:  http://minot.com/dvcc/