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We are a Minnesota based nonprofit organization providing culturally and linguistically specific legal and case management services to victims of human trafficking, sexual assault including rape and stalking on campus.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to be the MN Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking coalition leader. Our success in helping victims is due in large to the collaboration of our incredible team of lawyers.

Victim Resources

If you have been raped on campus, sexually assaulted, sex or labor trafficked, we believe you have a right to make your own choices about how to respond to what happened to you and we’re here to help. We offer FREE comprehensive legal and advocay services.

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With the help of many incredible lawyers & partnering organizations, we make a tangible difference in the lives of victims and their communities. Please help us continue our legacy.

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Changemaker 2016


Abby Honold Speaks About Civil Society's Services on Victims of Campus Rape

"I was raped in November 2014 at the University of Minnesota. My lawyer from Civil Society, was absolutely invaluable to me. She started helping me with the University Title IX process. I have no idea how I would have navigated the system without her. She first helped me through the initial investigation, and then through an appeals process. In the meantime, my lawyer from Civil Society communicated with my professors in order to help me get academic accommodations in the immediate aftermath of my sexual assault. My lawyer from Civil Society also helped me obtain a restraining order against the man who raped me. The most helpful thing that my lawyer did for me was help push police to reopen the case, which eventually led to the man who raped me being sentenced to 6 years in prison in August 2016. I am so grateful for the legal services that Civil Society provided me with, and I don't think I would have survived the process without the legal assistance I was able to have."


Al Jazeera - America Tonight:

The seedy world of Hmong child sex tourism

Best of 2015: Adam May speaks with a survivor of child sex tourism in Laos, where the perpetrators are mostly American men.

Posted by America Tonight on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Channel 5 Eyewitness News:

Modern slavery – be it bonded labor, involuntary servitude, or sexual slavery – is a crime and cannot be tolerated in any culture, community, or country … [It] is an affront to our values and our commitment to human rights.
— Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton