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As a crime victim you have certain rights. Many of these rights are automatic and others are available upon request. Please contact the Victim/Witness Assistance Program at (262) 548-7071 so that we may assist you in exercising these rights.
Some of the important rights you have include:
If the case is prosecuted, other rights include:
To obtain a complete list of your rights, contact the Victim/Witness Program at (262) 548-7071, or refer to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 950, s. 950.04(lv).
To determine whether an adult offender is in jail or has been released, please contact:
Waukesha County Jail
If the case is referred for prosecution to the District Attorney's Office, you will be contacted by the Victim/Witness Program. You may contact the District Attorney's Office and Victim/Witness at:
Waukesha County District Attorney
To determine whether a juvenile offender is in custody or has been released, please contact:
Waukesha County Juvenile Center
You will be contacted by a juvenile court intake worker, unless the case is referred to the District Attorney's Office. You may contact the juvenile court intake at:
Waukesha County Health & Human Services
IF NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED....
An arrest may not be made during the investigation of the crime you reported. If you would like to know about the status of the investigation to report, please contact the Hartland Police Department at: (262) 367-2323
THREATS OR INTIMIDATION
If you are subjected to threats or harassment because of your cooperation with the law enforcement and/or prosecution efforts, please contact the Hartland Police Department at: (262) 367-2323
You may also contact the Victim/Witness Program at (262) 548-7071 for assistance with safety planning.
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER--CALL 911!
Please let us know if your address or phone number changes by calling the Hartland Police Department at (262) 367-2323
If the offender is convicted of a crime, you may be entitled to restitution. For assistance with restitution, please contact the VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM at: (262) 548-7071.
You will need to provide the court with the following information:
If you do not provide this information in a timely fashion, you may lose the opportunity to seek restitution.
CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION
The Crime Victim Compensation Program may be available to help pay for unreimbursed expenses resulting from this crime, even if there is no arrest or conviction.
To be eligible, a victim must not have caused or contributed to the crime, and must cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation and prosecution of the crime. Other restrictions and requirements exist.
Application forms and assistance with filing a claim may be obtained by contacting the VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM at: (262) 548-7071. You may also contact:
Crime Victim Compensation
WAUKESHA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Victim/Witness Program was established to assist crime victims and witnesses. It provides information, community referrals, support and advocacy.
For help in exercising your rights as a crime victim, or for assistance with any of the programs mentioned in this brochure, please call us. We want to help! (262) 548-7071
Waukesha Co. Health & Human Services
Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The Women's Center
Legal Advocacy/Business Line
Waukesha County Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse
First Call for Help
La Casa de Esperanza