As a victim of crime, you have the following rights:
To be informed of your rights and how to exercise your rights.
To information regarding the offender's release from custody.
To be notified of a decision not to prosecute if an arrest has been made.
To speak with the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) or prosecutor representative upon your request, about the possible outcome of the case, potential plea agreements and sentencing options.
To attend court proceedings in the case.
To have reasonable attempts made to notify you of the time, date and place of upcoming court proceedings, if you so request.
To be provided with a waiting area separate from defense witnesses.
To a speedy disposition of the criminal case.
To have your interest considered when the court is deciding to grant a request for delay (continuance).
To be notified if charges are dismissed.
To be accompanied to court by a service representative. This right is limited to specific types of crimes.
To ask for assistance with your employers if necessary, resulting from court appearances.
To request an order for, and to be given the results of, testing the offender for sexually transmitted diseases or HIV. This right is limited to specific types of crimes.
To provide a written or oral victim impact statement concerning the economic, physical and psychological effect of the crime upon you to be considered by the court at sentencing.
To have the impact of the crime on you included in a pre-sentence investigation.
To be provided sentencing or dispositional information upon request.
To restitution as allowed by law.
To a civil judgment for unpaid restitution.
To compensation for certain expenses as allowed by law.
To have your property expeditiously returned when it is no longer needed as evidence.
To be notified of the offender's eligibility for parole and to have input into the parole-making decision.
To have the Department of Corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify you of specific types of releases, escapes or confinements as provided by law.
To have a reasonable attempt made to notify you if a pardon application to the governor and to make a written statement regarding the pardon application.
To contact the Department of Justice about any concerns you may have about your treatment as a crime victim
In order to receive information you must keep the appropriate agency informed of your current address and telephone number.
New Day Shelter's Victim of Crime Advocate (VOCA) can be the first point of contact for victims seeking information, compensation, advocacy and emotional support related to their new and unwanted status as victims of crime.
Advocates are ready to assist and can immediately draw upon the resources of the state and national offices for crime victims for the purpose of delivering direct services, including referrals to all appropriate resources throughout Wisconsin, particularly to other victim assistance programs and the established network of crime victim service providers, compensation claims assistance (including emergency compensation claims assistance), information, personal advocacy and follow-up contact through in-person contact, telephone, mail, and e-mail. Victims of crimes that occurred in Wisconsin, who now reside outside the state, may also contact NDS for assistance.
CRIME VICTIMs' RIGHTS
Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services Federal and state laws offer rights to victims of crime including those inflicted with pain, suffering, property loss and physical loss due to domestic violence, sexual assault, drunk driving, elder abuse, robbery, physical abuse and other crimes. Both federal and state law provides a definition of a victim. It is important to know whether or not you meet the legal definition of a victim in order to receive mandated services and notification. New Day Shelter can assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in exercising and requesting victim of crime rights applications and services.
crime victim compensation
Victims have a statutory right to [apply for] compensation.
Statutory maximum per claim=$40,000 + $2,000 for funeral/burial
Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) helps pay for expenses that are the result of crimes causing personal injury or death. New Day Shelter offers CVC assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.