Today, Governor Walz issued an order directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit their movements to essential services for a period of two weeks. While the “stay at home order”will be challenging for all families, for victims of domestic violence this means being quarantined in a place of constant danger and fear. While helping our clients through issues of domestic violence, our office has built a tremendous network of organizations and resources available to both adult and juvenile victims. Now, more than ever, it’s important that our community make potential victims aware of those resources.

The MN Department of Public Safety has implemented statewide text-to-911 services.
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ecn/programs/911/Pages/text-to-911.aspx

Rivers of Hope is remaining open and continues to provide a vast array services to Wright and Sherburne county families.
https://riversofhope.org

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County connects people with both advocate and financial assistance resources.
https://www.caphennepin.org/community-resources/domestic-violence

MN District Courts, while suspending hearings and closing courtrooms to several issues, are still reviewing applications for and holding hearings on both Orders for Protection and custody cases involving emergencies.  Forms are easy to download and fill out online.
http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Domestic-Abuse-and-Harassment.aspx

Olson Law is committed to maintaining the safety and security of our community. Our office remains open during the COVID-19 crisis. We are providing safe and secure meetings video conferencing and telephone. Please reach out if you, or someone you know, needs additional resources or wishes to have a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.