Victim/Witness Services

Victim/Witness (V/W) Programs are located in most Wisconsin District Attorney's (DA) offices. V/W Programs provide:

  • Information about how the justice system operates.
  • Specific information about when and where a case will be heard.
  • Notice of cancelled or rescheduled court hearings and the final outcome of cases.
  • Support for your appearance in court by providing a separate waiting area and someone to attend court with you.
  • Assistance with 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.
  • Assistance with preparing a Victim Impact Statement.
  • Requesting restitution.

If you are the victim of a crime, you have specific rights as defined under Chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes. To assist you in understanding and exercising these rights, please contact the Victim/Witness Coordinator, Adrienne Bechel, at 715-672-8709 with any questions.