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Carlton County Attorney Office Divisions


CRIMINAL DIVISION

This Division prosecutes adults charged with felony crimes as well as misdemeanors and gross misdemeanor offenses that occur in the unincorporated areas of the County and other limited areas as defined by statute.

CIVIL DIVISION

The Civil Division of the Carlton County Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and support to all the various County Departments. This Division advises and represents the County Board of Commissioners on civil legal matters and provides legal advice to the Board and other County Officials in areas of contracts, labor law, environmental law, real estate acquisition and data privacy among others.

JUVENILE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES DIVISION

This Division prosecutes juvenile delinquency matters involving juveniles
accused of committing crimes within the County. The Division also
initiates petitions to protect abused or neglected children, vulnerable
adults, and initiates involuntary commitment actions to provide
necessary treatment for individuals who are mentally ill, chemically
dependent, or mentally handicapped.

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

This Division assists the County Attorney in providing legal direction and advice
to the Carlton County Child Support Enforcement Division. The Division brings actions to obtain and enforce child support orders, medical support and child care support obligations. The Division also establishes paternity of children when necessary.

VICTIM/WITNESS SERVICES DIVISION

The primary responsibility of the Victim/Witness Division of the Carlton County Attorney’s Office is to assist victims of criminal offenses, including the responsibility to see that crime victim's rights are honored pursuant to Minnesota laws.  The Victim/Witness Division helps victims in obtaining emergency financial assistance, in accessing community counseling and advocacy resources, and also assists victims with application to the Minnesota Crime Victim Reparations Board.  The Victim/Witness Division is also responsible for notifying victims of their rights to restitution and of various court dates concerning their criminal case.

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