Click here for general information about the options victims are entitled to under law;

  • A complete list of victims' rights by law in Wisconsin can be found on the second page of this document: According to Wisconsin Statute Chapter 950

In Wisconsin, crime victims are entitled to certain free services. You do not necessarily have to make a formal police complaint to receive services. They include:

  • Medical Assistance for victims of sexual assault
  • Compensation
    • Wisconsin crime victim compensation fund
      • Wisconsin provides victims or victim's families with compensation to cover costs incurred by crimes committed against them. 
      • Am I eligible? 
        • The crime against you must be reported to law enforcement within 5 days of when the crime occurred, or when the crime could reasonably have been reported. (this requirement may be waived).
        • The applicant must file a claim within one year of the date of the crime (this requirement may be waived).
      • Victims/families of victims may receive up to $40,000, and up to four years of out of pocket expenses that are not paid or payable by insurance or other public sources (or the offender). 
      • Eligible expenses include: 
        • Medical expenses;
        • Counseling expenses;
        • Wages lost due to medical disability;
        • Reasonable replacement of damaged possessions as a result of the crime;
        • Cost for securing/cleaning the crime scene.
      • Click here to learn more.
  • Restraining order
    • A restraining order is a court order that orders someone not to hurt you, to stay away from you, move out of the house, have no contact with you, or stop harassing you, etc.
      • To begin the process of requesting a temporary restraining order (TRO) click here.
      • For more information on TRO's in Wisconsin, click here
    • If you need assistance filing a TRO, contact a legal advocate at The Women's Center (262) 547-4600 or (262) 896-8243.
  • Privacy
    • Private address for victims of threatened or actual domestic violence, stalking, and sexual abuse. Click here to learn about Wisconsin's Safe at Home privacy law.
    • To have your information removed from the mycarrollu.edu portal, fill out the form: Instruction to withhold the release of non-confidential information. Once completed, print and return to the Registrar's office, located on the 1st floor of Vorhees, 262-524-7208. 
  • Find an attorney by calling (800) 362-9082 or clicking here to help navigate the civil or criminal legal system including:
    • Temporary Restraining Orders 
    • Rights of victims of crime
  • Find a legal advocate at The Women's Center to help you report to the police or navigate any criminal proceedings. (262) 547-4600 or (262) 896-8243