Contact our Victim Services Coordinator:
The role of the Victim Services Coordinator (VCS) is to be a support for victims of any types of crime. The VCS is an advocate that can offer victims emotional support and safety planning, information about the justice system, help connecting to resources and can guide victims through paperwork. Through supportive conversation, the VCS can help identify unmet needs and work with the victim to find local or national organizations for support. Ultimately, the VCS is working alongside others to provide support and explain rights to victims. Britta West is our VCS. Her contact information is:
If you have been assisted by the Victim Services Coordinator, please fill out our anonymous Victim Services survey to let us know how well we assisted you.
Crime Victim Resources
- Crime Victims’ Rights: Please click this link to learn more about the rights afforded to victims of crime(s).
- Wisconsin Crime Victims Compensation (CVC): Victims of violent crime and family or household members of deceased victims may have significant out-of-pocket expenses through no fault of their own. Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) helps pay for unreimbursed eligible expenses that result from the crime.
- VINE Link: A free, secure, and confidential way to access custody status and criminal case information. Register for notifications and to stay informed.
- Victim Witness: All persons involved as a victim or a witness to a crime (any crime, including family violence and sexual assault) and/or their family members are eligible for services. They initiate contact with victims when criminal charges are issued by the District Attorney’s Office. The office provides advocacy and support for victims and witnesses throughout the court process. They answer questions about victims’ rights and the legal process involved; prepare victims for what can be expected if the case goes to court, and also do follow-up after the trial is resolved.
- Felony Flow Chart: Learn about the processes that occur after a crime has been committed.
- Wisconsin Legal Action provides free legal services to low-income people who would be denied justice without their help. They deliver top-quality, personalized legal service to each and every client they serve. Legal Action also emphasizes legal work with a broader reach, aimed at systemic changes that will help more people achieve a decent quality of life.
- Safe at Home: Wisconsin’s address confidentiality program. Our VSC is a designated application assistant to help aid in this process.
- Safe Harbor provides services to reach out to those affected by sexual assault and domestic abuse; provide support to those in crisis; and to educate individuals, families and the community, with the tools needed to empower them to live lives free of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
- ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center): The Mission of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County is to empower and support seniors, people with disabilities, and their families to ask for help, find a way to live with dignity and security, and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.
- Disability Rights Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with disabilities. Disability Rights staff attorneys, advocates and investigators address civil rights violations, abuse and neglect, institutionalization, inability to access to needed services and education, crime victimization, and discrimination.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988: The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. They can also provide best practices for professionals.
This webpage is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this webpage (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).