Crime Victim Rights Resources
Crime victims and witnesses are entitled to certain rights under the Wisconsin Statutes. These rights ensure that all victims and witnesses of crime are treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, and sensitivity; rights extended to victims and witnesses of crime are honored and protected by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges.
The Brown Deer Police Department’s Victim Rights form explains your rights and provides you with related contact information.
Domestic Violence / Restraining Order Resources
Sojourner provides domestic violence and restraining order resources and assistance. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you wish to talk with a Domestic Violence Advocate, you can call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 414-933-2722 or text 414-877-8100. For an explanation of how to obtain a restraining order and other domestic violence information, visit Sojourner’s website.
Additional information on restraining orders can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Justice's website.
Safe at Home
Safe at Home is Wisconsin's address confidentiality program and free mail-forwarding service that provides victims of abuse, stalking, and trafficking with a legal substitute address to be used for all purposes. Safe at Home can help those who fear for their safety to maintain a confidential address and prevent future harm. For more information, safety planning resources, or to apply to enroll in Safe at Home, please contact the victim toll-free hotline at 1-800-446-656 or email here.
Wisconsin Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) System
The Wisconsin VINE System is a service through which victims of crime, law enforcement, and interested citizens can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of an offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for the Wisconsin VINE service is 1-888-944-8463. This service is provided to assist victims and the public who have a right to know about offender's custody status. Register here to request notifications.