Victim Resources

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.  

   Brown Deer Police Department Victim Rights Form  

    Wisconsin Department of Justice – Office of Crime Victim Services


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.


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.