CVRB Documents

CVRB REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

 

REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS ISSUED BY THE CVRB

 

 

Right to Attend Court Proceedings in the Case

 

Statutes: Wis. Stat. §§ 950.04(1v)(b), 950.07

 

Case Summary Date Issued Issued To Click to Read PDF
Incarcerated victim not transported to attend hearings related to assault committed against him. Nov-2006 Prosecutor CVRB 09
Jailed victim not permitted to attend court proceeding as the father of a crime victim. Jun-2007 Sheriff’s Department CVRB 11

Victim requested in writing to exercise many victim’s rights.  Prosecutor entered into a deferred prosecution agreement prior to initial hearing and victim was not given an opportunity to confer or notice to attend the court hearing on the matter.

May-2014 Prosecutor CVRB 29

 

Right to receive chapter 950 rights and services

 

Statutes:  Wis. Stat. §§ 950.08(3), 950.04(1v)(zx)

 

Case Summary Date Issued Issued To Click to Read PDF
Complainant not permitted to access DOJ victim mediation services. Jul-2007 WI Dept. of Justice CVRB 12

 

Right to Con​fer

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. § 950.04(1v)(j)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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Prosecutor did not confer with victim, was unaware of victim’s wishes. 

Aug-2005

Prosecutor

CVRB 05

Victim wished to confer but was confused about how to request and exercise the right to confer. 

Jul-2008

Prosecutor

CVRB 15

 

 

Notice of proceedings

 

Right to notice of hearing and court pro​ceedings

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. §  950.04(1v)(g)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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Victim of assault did not receive notice of sentencing hearing when a pretrial conference abruptly changed to a plea and sentencing proceeding.   Proceedings commenced without waiting for the victims’ rights request form to be returned by the victim.

Aug-2005

Prosecutor

CVRB 05

Complainant was assaulted while incarcerated and requested notice of all hearings and proceedings related to his assault; notice of the plea and sentencing hearing was not provided.

Nov-2006

Prosecutor

CVRB 09

Victim of domestic violence did not receive notice of hearings from the DA’s office and relied instead on information provided by the offender’s defense attorney. 

Nov-2011 Prosecutor CVRB 25

Victim requested in writing to exercise many victim’s rights.  Prosecutor entered into a deferred prosecution agreement prior to initial hearing and victim was not given an opportunity to confer or notice to attend the court hearing on the matter.

May-2014 Prosecutor CVRB 29

Victim requested notice of sentencing hearing and to make a victim impact statement at sentencing hearing.  The victim was given the wrong date did not appear at the hearing.  When the victim did not appear, the prosecutor did not make reasonable attempts to provide the victim with notice of the hearing.

Dec-2016 Prosecutor CVRB 32

 

Privacy

 

Statutes: Wis. Stat. § 950.04(1v)(ag),950.04(1v)(dr)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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Public employee disclosed for unofficial purposes the name of a domestic violence victim and the fact that she filed papers with the courthouse in which the employee worked. 

Sept-2015

Public Officials, Public Agencies, Public Employees

CVRB Privacy

 

Right to receive information about the disposition ​of the case

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. § 950.04(1v)(zm)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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Prosecutor denied requests from victim of felony hit and run for information about the terms of the offender’s deferred prosecution agreement.

Aug-2008

Prosecutor

CVRB 17

 

Right to receive written information from the Distr​ict Attorney about rights and how to exercise rights

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. §§ 950.04(1v)(u), 950.08(2r)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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Victims of a hit and run did not receive information about their case and rights and were unable to provide information to the court. 

Nov-2010

Prosecutor

CVRB 23

Victim of domestic violence had initial contact with case as a witness.  When that status changed from witness to victim, the office did not provide required rights’ information.

Nov-2011

Prosecutor

CVRB 25

 

Right to receive wri​tten information from Law Enforcement

 

Statutes:  Wis. Stat. §§ 950.04(1v)(t), 950.08(2g)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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SPECIAL REPORT: Duty of Law Enforcement to Provide Specific Written Information Within 24 hours of Contact

2017

Law Enforcement

CVRB 33

Victim was not given the required written information and requests for information were ignored. 

Jul-2012

Sheriff Dept.

CVRB 01

Victim alleged the required written information was not provided.

Oct-2004 Police Dept. CVRB 04

Complainant was incarcerated when child died as a result of neglect by the child’s guardians. Complainant was not given victims’ rights information by law enforcement when contacted about the crime.

Dec-2006 Police Dept. CVRB 10

Complainant was not given victims’ rights information from the law enforcement agency investigating the sexual assault of complainant’s child. The agency did not have the required written information to give victims and used instead a local victim service brochure which did not comply with the statutory requirements.

Nov-2007 Police Dept. CVRB 13

SPECIAL RESOURCE: Sample law enforcement form for compliance with 950.08(2g); can be downloaded and customized by agencies.

  Law Enforcement Agencies

Download Form (PDF)

(WORD)

 

Right​ to a speedy disposition of the case

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. § 950.04(1v)(k)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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SPECIAL REPORT: Speedy Disposition for Crime Victims 2010 Public Officials CVRB 21

Charging decision in theft case delayed 8 months.

Aug-2003 Prosecutor CVRB 03
Charging decision in child sexual assault case delayed approximately 8 months. Aug-2006

Prosecutor

​Victim-Witness

CVRB 07
Charging decision in assault case delayed 13 months. Mar-2008 Prosecutor CVRB 14

Disposition of vehicular homicide case delayed approximately four years; 14-month delay caused by military deployment of defendant.

Mar-2009 Prosecutor, Judge CVRB 16

2 year delay to notify parents of a charging decision related to a car accident in which their child was killed.

Jul-2009 Prosecutor CVRB 19

Charging decision in child sexual assault case delayed 19 months.

Sep-2009 Prosecutor CVRB 20

Investigation of child sexual assault case delayed 38 months.

Apr-2011 Detective CVRB 22

Charging decision in theft case delayed 3 years.

Jan-2013 Prosecutor CVRB 24

Charging decision in child sexual assault case delayed 10 months. 

Jul-2013 Prosecutor CVRB 27

 

 

Witness' right to protection from harm aris​ing from cooperation with Law Enforcement & Prosecution Efforts

 

Statute: Wis. Stat. § 950.04(2w)(c)

 

Case Summary

Date Issued

Issued To

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A witness to protection order violations alleged the right to protection was violated when law enforcement minimized and did not follow up on the witness’s reports.

Apr-2006 Law Enforcement CVRB 08