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Crime Victim Rights
As a crime victim, or family member of a homicide victim, you have a right: 

  • To receive information from the investigating law enforcement agency about your rights as a crime victim. 
  • To receive information from the District Attorney's Office about your rights and information about your case. 
  • To information about crime victim's compensation and assistance in applying for it. 
  • To request an opportunity to communicate with the District Attorney about the case and possible outcomes. 
  • To request that reasonable attempts be made to notify you of upcoming court proceedings. 
  • To attend court proceedings in your case. 
  • To a separate waiting area, away from the defendant. 
  • To have someone accompany you to court. 
  • To have your employer contacted regarding court appearances to minimize your loss of pay or benefits. 
  • To a speedy disposition of the case. 
  • To have your interests considered when the court is deciding to allow a delay in the case. 
  • To have your property returned to you as soon as it is no longer needed as evidence. 
  • To restitution for monetary losses resulting from the crime, and to a judgment for any unpaid restitution. 
  • To request an order for the defendant to submit to a test for sexually transmitted disease or HIV, in certain cases. 
  • In certain sexual assault cases, to have the interests of the victim considered by the court in excluding persons from a preliminary hearing. 
  • To make a Victim Impact Statement at the time of sentencing. 
  • In Felony cases, to have the person preparing the presentencing report make reasonable efforts to contact you. 
  • To have a reasonable attempt made by the Department of Corrections to notify victims regarding: release or escape from custody, applications for parole by the defender, granting of personal leave or community residential confinement of certain offenders. 
  • To contact the Department of Justice about any concerns you may have about your treatment as a crime victim.

Wisconsin Victim Resource Center (800) 446-6564 or (608) 264-9497
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Release of Sex Offender to Stevens Point: Dennis Helminski
On Oct. 23, Mr. Helminski will be released to Community Supervision administered by the Dept. of Corrections. He is NOT wanted by the police at this time. This notice is not to increase fear; but is released because an informed public is a safer public. See the Complete Release Notification (pdf)
Pay for Parking with Mobile App
People using the parking pay stations in the City of Stevens Point can sign up to pay using a third-party application from Passport Parking. The App is available from Google Play and the App Store or at http://ppprk.com. Read More
Stevens Point Parking Pay Stations Installed and Enforced
Signs are in place for parking pay stations around the university and hospital. Anyone parking within the signed area 7 AM - 6 PM. Monday - Friday must use one of the pay stations. Parking enforcement will increase beginning September 25. Read on...
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