Victim/Witness Services

Mission Statement

The Victim Witness Program has been an integral part of the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office since 1981. During the past 30 years, the Victim Witness Program has helped thousands of Kenosha area victims and witnesses and improved the quality of communication between citizens, law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

The mission of the Victim Witness Program:

  • To ensure that people affected by crime are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • To help victims exercise their rights and access services.
  • To provide financial assistance to victims and to the programs that serve them.
  • To advocate for public policy and resources to enhance and expand victim’s rights and services.
  • To provide information to the public policymakers and professionals about issues affecting crime in Kenosha County.
  • To educate, train and provide technical assistance to local law enforcement and area service providers assisting victims of crime.

 This Victim/ Witness program strives is to ensure that all victims and witnesses of crime are treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity and that the rights afforded victims and witnesses are honored and protected by law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in a manner no less vigorous than the protections afforded criminal defendants.

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