Victim Compensation

Crime Victim Compensation Program
The Crime Victim Compensation Program may be available to help pay for non-reimbursed expenses resulting from a crime, even if there is no arrest or conviction. Property loss or damage is generally not recovered through this program.

To be eligible, a victim must not have caused or contributed to the crime, and must cooperate with the law enforcement in the investigations and prosecution of the crime. Other restrictions and requirements exist.

To obtain an application and assistance in filing a claim contact the Victim / Witness Assistance Program at (262) 548-7071.

The Crime Victim Compensation Program may be contacted at P.O Box 7951, Madison, WI 53707-7951 or by phone at (800) 446-6564.

Restitution
The court may order an offender to pay for the cost of damage or loss of an Affidavit for Restitution form is filed by the victim.

Contact the investigating officer, the Special Investigations Bureau, or the Victim / Witness Assistance Program for assistance in completing this form.

For the court to order restitution the following information is required:
  • Itemized list of losses
  • Written estimates or receipts for the cost to replace / repair the items
  • Copies of medical bills or estimates for treatment
Failing to provide this information in a timely fashion may result in the loss of the opportunity to seek restitution.