1. A victim is eligible for a benefit or service available through the state, including
compensation under chapter 54-23.4, regardless of immigration status.
2. A minor who has engaged in commercial sexual activity is eligible for a benefit
or service available through the state, regardless of immigration status.
3. As soon as practicable after a first encounter with an individual who reasonably
appears to law enforcement to be a victim or a minor who has engaged in commercial
sexual activity, the law enforcement agency shall notify the victim services division
of the department of corrections and rehabilitation that the individual may be eligible
for a benefit or service under the law of this state.
4. For purposes of this section, “a benefit or service available through the state”
does not include a benefit or service of a program administered by the department
of human services using federal or special funds, if the victim or minor does not
meet program eligibility requirements including an eligibility requirement that is
based on immigration status.
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