The Wisconsin Statutes requires counties to enforce victim and witness rights. The Victim Witness Unit enforces those rights and advocates to ensure that victims and witnesses are treated with dignity and respect. Staff assists victims and witnesses throughout the criminal court process by answering questions, keeping victims and their families informed of case development, providing information and referrals to community service providers, assisting with restitution, and offering personal assistance when possible. They provides services to victims of crime, their families, witnesses, on-scene or in the early stages of the investigation.
Phone: (608) 266-4211
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is an integral part of the Rock County District Attorney's Office. Our mission is to provide moral support, information about the criminal court process and referrals and services to victims of crime, witnesses of crime, and their families. We recognize that being a victim or witness of a crime is a difficult and often traumatic experience. The Victim/Witness Assistance Program was established to assist victims, witnesses and family members of homicide victims in understanding how the criminal court process works. Victims of crime have certain rights. We will try to make your experience within the criminal justice system as comfortable as possible while understanding the tremendous impact that any crime has on the personal life of the victim, witnesses and family members. For assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Victim/Witness Services is a special unit of the Office of the District Attorney. We provide information, support and advocacy to victims of crime and to witnesses for hearings. We serve all crime victims, witnesses, and family members of adult and juvenile offenders. We realize being the victim of a crime can be a very difficult time. Victim/Witness Services was established in an effort to assist victims in reducing trauma that is associated with victimization. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for crime victims to express their concerns and receive guidance throughout the court process. Victim/Witness Services believes that every victim is entitled to be treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect. We want to address the effects of crime on victims and witnesses, empowering victims, and upholding victims’ rights. We also act as a referral agency for other services victims may be in need of but are not aware of in Eau Claire County.
Phone: (715) 839-4795
The OVSP can assist victims with concerns about offender status and location, restitution, the parole process, release, unwanted contact from offenders, rules of probation and parole supervision and other issues related to DOC. The goal of OVSP is to promote safety and restore some control in the lives of victims and others who have been affected by crime. If you or someone in your life is crime victim and needs information or advocacy, contact OSVP.