Fact Sheets, Step by Step
Many people have questions about issues of sexual violence and the criminal justice process. SVJI at MNCASA has responded by creating a series of fact sheets with need-to-know information. The fact sheets are used by victims, families, prosecutors, expert witnesses, advocates and others to navigate the system, understand the issues, and be more successful in securing justice in the courtroom.
The SVJI fact sheets provided here are organized by the steps in the criminal justice process. You may also use the search box to locate a specific fact sheet.
MN Statutes and Legal Process Overview
Sexual Assault Exam and Survivor Healthcare
Emergency contraception (PDF)
Evidentiary exam (PDF)
Polygraph restrictions (PDF)
Access to these resources is restricted. Please contact Caroline Palmer, Law and Policy Manager, to obtain access.
Statute of limitations (PDF)
Tips for testifying (PDF)
Corrections and Monitoring
Community notification (PDF)
Victim notification (PDF)
Court Process, Criminal and Civil
Criminal court process (text page)
Civil court option (text page)
Legal Advocacy Manual (PDF)
The complete updated Legal Advocacy Manual from SVJI at MNCASA will be available in August, 2014. Check back or contact Caroline Palmer, Law and Policy Manager for a copy of the Table of Contents.
Special Topics: Fact Sheets
Campus SaVE Act (PDF)
Civil protective orders (PDF)
Sex trafficking (PDF)
Sexual harassment (PDF)