All Agencies in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System will make a good faith effort to contact and assist you in exercising your rights as a crime victim throughout the justice process. If you have questions or concerns, please notify the contact Officer of any changes in your address or telephone number. Additional resources can be located in our Resource Directory.
An arrest may not be made during the initial investigation of the crime you reported. You will be contacted when / if an arrest is made. You may contact the officer to report additional information, ask questions, or determine the status of your investigation. You have the right to know if the offender has been arrested and if they are still in custody.
If no arrest has been made and you would like to know the status of your case, please call the Contact Officer at 414-761-5300. This Officer is your primary source for information about the investigation, arrests and status of any of your property in police custody.
- If an adult person has been arrested in connection with this case, you may call the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility Inmate Information line to find out whether the person has been released.
Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility (CJF) Inmate Information
- If the case is referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution, the District Attorney's office will try to contact you within 8 weeks with additional information, including whether charges will be filed, your right to attend court proceedings and to discuss the case with the prosecutor. Contact the District Attorney's office for more information about your rights.
Milwaukee County District Attorney
Phone: 414- 278-4670
- If a Juvenile is taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center you may contact the Custody Intake Department of the Detention Center to determine if the Juvenile has been released. Release is determined by the Intake Worker and the case is referred to Juvenile Intake. If you do not receive information from them within 2 weeks, call 414-257-7834. Milwaukee County Children’s Court Center - Custody Intake Department
- If a juvenile offender is identified but not taken into custody, the case will be referred to Juvenile Intake for review. If a juvenile is referred to the District Attorney and is prosecuted, you will be contacted by the Victim Witness Unit at the Children’s Court Center regarding your rights.
Milwaukee County Children’s Court Center - Victim Witness Unit
Knowing Your Rights
Crime Victims and, in some instances, family members, are granted the following rights by state law:
- To receive protection from the accused throughout the justice process
- To receive information from law enforcement agencies and district attorneys as provided in ss. 950.08
- To prompt return of property no longer needed by law enforcement as evidence
- To information regarding financial restitution, compensation and other services
- To a speedy disposition of the case
- To be notified of court proceedings
- To be accompanied to court proceedings
- To a separate waiting area during court proceedings
- To communicate with the Office of the District Attorney, intake worker or corporation counsel regarding possible outcomes of court proceedings
- To provide a statement to the court at time of case disposition or parole of offender, detailing economic, psychological and physical impact of the crime
- To receive witness fees when you are subpoenaed and appear
Threats or Intimidation
Please contact the Greenfield Police Department if you are subject to threats or intimidation arising from your cooperation with law enforcement or prosecution efforts relating to investigation of any crime.
Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!
Wisconsin Crime Victim Compensation Program
Eligibility requirements for the program include:
- An innocent victim who suffers injury from a crime
- A dependent or legal representative of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a crime
- A person injured while aiding a crime victim or police officer
- A person who suffers a reaction from the crime-related death of a family or household member
- Persons who are injured in automobile accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Injury or death benefit up to $40,000
- Medical, pharmacy and mental health expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of support to dependents of victim
- Reasonable replacement cost of clothing or bedding held as evidence
- Reasonable replacement value for property held as evidence or made unusable by lab testing
- Reasonable costs for securing and cleaning a crime scene up to $1,000
- Funeral services up to $2,000