4/13/2016    WVWP Grant Project for Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2016

Crime Victims' Rights Week

Crime Victims’ Rights Week


Governor Signs Bill

Governor Signs Bill

4/11/2016   Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Into Law

Assembly Bill 663 – makes several changes to the order in which restitution is collected, including: holding offenders accountable and helping victims collect court-ordered restitution by allowing for collection of supervision fees only after court-ordered restitution is paid in full; allowing for the collection of restitution from wages earned and held by inmates while incarcerated; eliminating the 13-week garnishment limit, which under current law requires victims to constantly renew the order; certifying the amount of restitution owed and allowing the Department of Revenue (DOR) to use tax intercept as a collection tool; and requiring annual reporting of the amount of restitution ordered and collected to the Legislature to ensure the process is transparent and open. Authored by Representative Rob Hutton (R – Brookfield) and Senator Luther Olsen (R – Ripon), the bill passed the Assembly with a vote of 94-3 and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 355. – See more at:   http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-scott-walker-signs-legislation-law-protecting-victims-domestic-1#sthash.iFBnvRMr.dpuf


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Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals Crime Victim Service Award?

The Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professional Association (WVWP) is seeking nominations for its annual awards. WVWP will be presenting recognition awards to persons who have demonstrated exemplary assistance to crime victims and promoted fair treatment, dignity and respect for victims. Please aid us in continuing to encourage those who go above and beyond the call of duty for crime victims by nominating someone in your community who you feel is worthy of special recognition.