The Department of Health and Human Services Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Program does not provide direct services. If you are in danger, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

The overall goal is to prevent and reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes in North Dakota by: 

  • implementing primary prevention strategies to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence by promoting healthy relationships, social norms change, and bystander intervention;
  • funding projects including supervised visitation and exchange services and domestic violence offender treatment;
  • supporting coordinated community response to strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies
  • emphasizing implementation of comprehensive strategies that are sensitive to the needs and safety of victims and that hold offenders accountable.