Crime Victims Council

The Wisconsin Crime Victims Council is a 15-member body created by the legislature that operates under  Wis. Stat. 15.257(2).   Council members are appointed to three year staggered terms by the attorney general. Of the fifteen members, ten are citizen appointees, two represent organizations that provide victim services, and one each represents law enforcement, district attorneys and the judiciary.


  • The Council develops and implements projects, conducts research, and makes recommendations to the attorney general on public safety issues that impact victims of crime. 


  • The Council was instrumental in the creation and passage of Wisconsin’s victims’ rights laws and maintains a strong focus on victims' rights implementation issues. 


  • Every April, the Council co-hosts a Crime Victims Rights Week Ceremony with the Office of the Attorney General to commemorate National Crime Victims Rights Week.  


  • Council meetings are open to the public.


  • Correspondence for the Council can be mailed to: 

Julie Braun

Wisconsin Department of Justice

17 West Main Street

Madison, WI 53707


Crime Victims Council Members

Appointee Seat Term Expires
Michelle Arrowood Victim Services 6/30/2020
Tania M. Bonnett District Attorney 6/30/2021
Thomas Eagon Citizen 6/30/2022
Jane E. Graham Jennings Citizen 6/30/2020
Kurt D. Heuer Citizen 6/30/2022
The Honorable Scott L. Horne Judicial 6/30/2020
Connie Klick Citizen 6/30/2020
Dione Knop Victim Services 6/30/2021
Jennifer L. Noyes Citizen 6/30/2019
Mallory E. O'Brien Citizen 6/30/2020
Assistant Chief Kari Sasso Law Enforcement 6/30/2021
VACANT Citizen 6/30/2021
VACANT Citizen 6/30/2021
VACANT Citizen 6/30/2022
VACANT Citizen 6/30/2022