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Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Shawano Menominee County Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides the following services to victims and witnesses:

  • Support for victims of a crime from the time the crime is reported to the police to the final disposition.

  • Education for victims of crime about the criminal court process and procedures.

  • Information about the progress of your case throughout the criminal court process.

  • Information concerning dates, times and location of court proceedings.

  • Cancellation of witnesses, when possible, in enough time to avoid an unnecessary trip to court.

  • Provide support for victims and witnesses of a crime during court proceedings. We can accompany you to court hearings and provide information concerning the case as it becomes available.

  • Assistance with the return of your personal property if it has been held in evidence.

  • Referrals to available community services, as necessary.

  • Assistance in submitting a restitution request for consideration at sentencing.

  • Assistance in preparing and submitting to the judge a victim impact statement which describes the effects the crime had on you and your family.

  • Advocating on behalf of victims within the criminal justice system.

  • Assistance in obtaining mileage and witness fees after testifying in court.

  • Assistance in filing a Crime Victim Compensation claim.

  • Preparing victims and witnesses to testify in court and showing them the courtroom.

  • Acting as a liaison between victims of crime and the District Attorney's Office in an effort to ensure the needs of both parties are met.

  • Information concerning the process of being notified of parole hearings and the release of the defendant from prison.

  • Children who are victims also have the right to have all information and legal proceedings explained to them in language they understand.
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