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Victim - Witness Assistance Program

Address: (See Map)

51 S Main Street
4th Floor R
Janesville, WI 53545

Mailing Address

51 S Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545

Contact Information:

Phone: (608) 757-5569
Fax: (608) 757-5725

Organization Contacts

Shelley Sturdevant
Phone: (608) 757-5569
Email:

Description:

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.



The Rock 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

•Notification to victims in the event a subpoena is issued for your appearance in court

•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 will 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.

Service Categories

Counseling, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Support Groups, Support Groups, Support Groups, Support Groups

Geographic Areas Served

  • Counties Rock

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Last Update Date: 06/19/2018

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