Victims Services



Karla Stavnes & Gretchen Weinrich
Crime Victim Advocates
P.O. Box 616
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-681-0881
Fax: 218-681-0765
Email: kstavnes@co.pennington.mn.us, gaweinrich@co.pennington.mn.us


Mission

Our mission is to protect your rights as a victim, witness, or family member of a victim.


A crime victim advocate can assist you during your involvement with the criminal justice process. It is natural to have questions about criminal procedures, investigation, prosecution and witness and trial preparation. An advocate can answer your questions and address your concerns. These services are provided for you free of charge. The Pennington Crime Victim Services program is prepared to assist you so that, together, we can ensure that our system of justice protects the rights of victims.


History

The Pennington County General Crime Victim's Services program was founded in 1993. The program is endorsed by the Pennington County Attorney's Office and local law enforcement and is administered by Pennington County. Funding for the program is provided by grants from the State of Minnesota's Office of Justice Programs.