Victim/Witness Program

The primary purpose of the Victim/Witness Program is to provide information, referrals and support to citizens and law enforcement officers of Rusk County who have been victims or witnesses to crimes. We work to ensure that the services specified under Chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes are made available to all victims and witnesses.  To achieve this, the Victim/Witness Coordinator maintains contact with victims and witnesses to update them on case progress in the criminal justice system. 

Some of the services provided are as follows:

  • Information about how the criminal justice system works.
  • Specific information and updates on the case concerning the crime victim, including case progress and disposition.
  • Escort service to court appearances.
  • Notification of suspect escape and release from custody from the county jail
  • Assistance to apply for Crime Victim Compensation Program
  • Assistance with release of property held as evidence.
  • Assistance to apply for restitution from defendant
  • Assistance with collecting witness fees
  • Assistance to prepare for testifying
  • Assistant to prepare a Victim Impact Statement prior to sentencing
  • Information and referral to sources of counseling and support groups.
  • Notice of court hearing cancellations and rescheduling
  • Provide safe and secure area while attending court proceedings.

You can follow your case on the WI Circuit Court Access Website