Victim's Rights


Crime victims have certain rights. Many of these rights are automatic and others are available upon request.

The Waukesha County District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program was established to assist crime victims and witness. It provides information, community referrals, support, and advocacy. For assistance in any of these areas, please contact Victim/Witness Assistance at 262-548-7071.

Important Rights of Victims

  • The right to receive compensation for certain losses, if eligible.
  • The right to have any stolen personal property returned by law enforcement when no longer needed as evidence.

If the case is prosecuted, other rights include:

  • The right to be notified of and attend court proceedings.
  • The right to submit a written or oral victim impact statement to the court.
  • The right (where applicable) to request testing of the offender to determine the presence of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The right to consult with the Juvenile Court intake workers, and/or district attorneys about the case.
  • The right to seek restitution or request a judgment for unpaid restitution.

To obtain a complete list of victim rights, contact the Victim / Witness Assistance Program at 262-548-7071, or refer to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 950, s. 950.04(1v)

Threats & Intimidation

Anyone subjected to threats or harassment because of cooperation with the law enforcement / prosecution efforts should contact the Menomonee Falls Police Department or the Victim / Witness Assistance Program.

 If the danger is immediate - Call 911.