Topic Crime Victim Rights: The basics and beyond

Training Overview

Join the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs for a virtual workshop on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, on Minnesota’s statutory crime victim rights. Suzanne Elwell from the Crime Victim Justice Unit will outline the primary categories of victim rights, identify the responsibilities of criminal justice professionals in upholding those rights, and highlight the role of both community-based and prosecutor-based advocates in ensuring crime victim rights are upheld and the importance of good practices to prevent victim rights violations.

There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar, and it will be recorded.

Registration and Cost

There is no cost to attend this webinar, and you can register online via Minnesota OJP


Suzanne Elwell

Director, Crime Victim Justice Unit @Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs

Suzanne Elwell is the director of the Crime Victim Justice Unit in the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs, a victim rights compliance office that investigates complaints of crime victim rights violations and victim mistreatment. She trains on crime victim related issues, coordinates and participates on statewide multi-disciplinary efforts and teams, and assists with legislative initiatives related to crime victims. Suzanne has been working in the area of crime victimization for over 25 years, with experience spanning prosecution, domestic violence advocacy and legal assistance, and court monitoring and research. Suzanne has lived in four different states, doesn’t favor asparagus and has started to learn how to play the tin whistle.