Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
A program of the American Bar Young Lawyers Division which advocates for children in the courts. Useful,
interactive resource tool for lawyers, judges and other child advocates. Upcoming conferences of interest
are also featured plus a tip of the month on child welfare law.
Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP)
BWLAP is a state-wide program that serves battered women, their advocates, attorneys and the general public in Minnesota. They also have a stalking hotline and resources for victims.
of Justice Statistics (BJS)
From the U.S. Department of Justice, statistical site on crimes and victims, criminal offenders, firearms and
crime, and criminal justice. Good information on the justice system including law enforcement, prosecution,
courts and sentencing, corrections, and expenditure and employment.
Center for the
Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
An interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse. The
emphasis is on education and prevention.
Anna Marie's Alliance
This site provides information on support and resources for victims of domestic
violence in Central Minnesota including Anna Marie's, an emergency shelter for
domestic violence victims and their children.
of Justice Assistance
A component of the Office of Justice Programs and U.S. Department of Justice. Supports innovative programs that
strengthen the Nation's criminal justice system by assisting state and local governments in combating violent
crimes and drug abuse. Publications are available with an emphasis on making our school system violence free.
A resource for promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities. One of eight centers in the State
of Minnesota that offers information on a wide variety of services.
Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC)
MAC seeks to provide a unified voice for crime victims and their advocates.
Center Against Violence & Abuse
An electronic clearinghouse of information on education and training resources, funders, resources for professions,
art and poetry, and papers and reports on domestic abuse.
Minnesota Center for Crime Victim Services
Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)
a resource for both member
programs and anyone interested in finding more information, or locating
programs, dealing with sexual violence. Publications list and children's
resources are included, as well as how to contact member programs in various
areas of the state.
for Battered Women (MCBW)
Statewide membership program of local, regional and statewide organizations advocating
on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. Their mission is to
provides training and technical assistance to
domestic violence victim's programs and organizes at the statewide level to end
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
A wealth of resources to help keep children safe and provide guidance on the issues of missing and exploited children.
Includes a new Internet Safety Quiz for Kids.
for Victims of Crime
"Every crime has a victim. Every victim needs our help" is the focus of the National Center for Victims of Crime. This
site has a wide variety of information of which a virtual library, discussion forums and civil justice are but a part.
Includes useful links to other sites that can help victims of crime.
Against Domestic Violence (NACDV)
The NACDV is dedicated to the empowerment of domestic violence victims and their
elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of women and children.
In addition to a variety of information, the coalition provides
phone numbers on services available throughout the United States.
Rape, Abuse &
Incest National Network (RAINN)
The RAINN website contains facts and statistics as well as information on what you can do if you've been a victim of sexual
assault. You can search for crisis centers throughout the nation or call their 24-hour hotline. Online, confidential
counseling is also available.
Stalking Resource Center
The National Center works to raise awareness about stalking and to foster multidisciplinary responses in communities nationwide
Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota
A 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Also includes the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center for supervised parenting time and safe exchange of children.
WINGS Family Support Services
WINGS has a transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence. They also have a supervised parenting time and safe exchange program.
Violence Prevention Initiative of Morrison County
The mission of the Violence Prevention Council of Morrison County is to increase awareness and prevent partner violence by nurturing secure, loving, trusting and healthy relationships built upon equality, open communication and respect.