Victim Services


Victim Services

Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted County Victim Services is a trusted program designed to offer support, information and referrals for individuals, families and communities impacted by sexual assault, sexual violence and general crime. 
Sarah Monroe - Victim Advocate
Main Number: 507-765-2805 or 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 507-289-0636
Office Hours: Varied Monday -Thursday - Appointments are preferred
Fillmore County Courthouse - Lower Level
PO Box 245; Preston, MN 55965
Michelle Olson - Supervisor: 507-328-7200

What can an advocate help me with?
  • Explaining the various steps of the criminal justice process
  • Understanding your rights as a crime victim
  • Providing referrals to community resources to help meet your needs
  • Filing restraining orders (Order for Protection and/or Harassment Restraining Order)
  • Assisting in financial assistance to help with expenses resulting from crime (examples include reparations, restitution, etc.)
  • Providing support and advocacy during sexual assault medical examinations
  • Court advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support through the healing process
  • Support through an interview with law enforcement *Note: You do not need to report to law enforcement to receive services; it is your choice to report or not
Safe Harbor
Safe Harbor, Sex Trafficking and Sexually Exploited Youth

Sexual exploitation of youth in Minnesota is commonly overlooked, misidentified as something else and undocumented. The Safe Harbor program views Minnesota youth who engage in prostitution as victims and survivors, not criminals. They will be treated with dignity and respect while our staff helps them recognize their right to make their own choices. They will also be offered supportive services, shelter and housing that meets their needs. 
As part of Minnesota's Safe Harbor Law and No Wrong Door Model, each region of the state has a Regional Navigator for the main points of contact for sexually exploited youth and concerned agencies throughout the entire state. Navigators are responsible for connecting youth with services and serving as regional experts for communities. Youth, educators, service providers, law enforcement and community members are encouraged to contact the Navigator in their area if they are working with a young person who may be sexually exploited or to be connected with training to learn more about the sexual exploitation of youth. 
To speak with the Regional Navigator or a Safe Harbor Specialist, please call 507-328-7270.

Victim Services has offered prevention programs for over 30 years to Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted Counties. We are committed to providing these services to our communities because we know that sexual violence prevention works. 
School-Based Programs
  • And Then It Changed
  • The Mask You Live In
  • Exploitation Through Technology
  • The Spectrum of Violence
  • Can I Kiss You
To speak with the Regional Navigator or a Safe Harbor Specialist, please call 507-328-7270.
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