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On April 23, 2013, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council honored three people, who go above and beyond in their support of victims’ rights in Wisconsin, with Champions of Victims’ Rights Awards during the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda. The 2013 honorees were:
Jane Benzschawel, Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) Coordinator at CAP Services in Stevens Point; Al Passehl, Owner of Classic Lanes Bowling in Oak Creek; and Jennifer Hastings, Manager of the Fostering Healing and Family Connections Programs at Kids Matter, Inc. in Milwaukee.
In addition to the awards, State Treasurer Kurt Schuller highlighted the more than $2 million in unclaimed property belonging to Wisconsin crime victims. Restitution as ordered by the court is paid by offenders but is sent to the Office of the State Treasurer when victims cannot be located. If you have been a victim of a crime in which restitution was ordered but did not receive full payment, please visit the following link to check the state’s unclaimed property program: www.wismissingmoney.com or call 855-375-CASH (2274).