Assistance for Victims and Witnesses
Victim/Witness (V/W) Programs are located in most Wisconsin District Attorneys’ (DA) offices. Most V/W Programs provide:
- Information about how the justice system operates.
- Specific information about when and where the case will be heard.
- Notice of cancelled or rescheduled court hearings and the final outcome of the case.
- Support for your appearance in court by providing a separate waiting area, someone to go with you to court and assistance with childcare needs.
- Help in the return of personal property.
- Referrals to other sources of help, including domestic abuse programs, sexual assault programs, social service agencies, support groups and crime victim compensation.
- Help with preparing a victim impact statement.
- Information to the court about your financial loses (restitution).
- Assistance with safety concerns.
Services are provided fee of charge. The availability of services may vary by county. To request V/W help, call the Iron County DA’s Office. If you do not have a program in your area, call the Wisconsin Victim Resource Center at 1-800-446-6564