Every year hundreds of people are injured or killed in Wisconsin as a result of violent crime. These innocent people may experience the trauma of the event, of medical expenses, grief, other expenses, and loss of earnings. They are victims of assault, rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, homicides, drunk drivers and other serious crimes and many are children or vulnerable adults.
The State of Wisconsin recognizes the needs of victims and their families. WI Statute 949 states the Crime Victim Compensation Program has a moral responsibility to aid innocent victims of violent crime, to ease their financial burden, and maintain their dignity as they go through difficult and often traumatic times.
If you are an innocent victim of violent crime that occurred in Wisconsin, and the crime is compensable by statute, the Crime Victim Compensation Program may be able to help you.