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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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Police Department Ribbon Cutting Ceremony December 20
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Stevens Point Police Department Open at New Location 933 Michigan Ave.
The Stevens Point Police Dept. is no longer located in the City/County building at 1515 Strongs Ave. The new Police Dept. opened Nov. 30 at 933 Michigan Ave. (the former MSTC building). Visitors may park and enter on the north side of the building.
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