02.04.13 | Legally Speaking: Wisconsin's Victim Advocates
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Anderson, Laurie
Dunn, Jennifer
Karofsky, Jill
Walters, Steve
02.04.13 | Legally Speaking: Wisconsin's Victim Advocates
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Wisconsin was one of the first states to guarantee rights to criminal victims, and three professionals talked about how they do that in a Feb. 4 edition of Legally Speaking. Often, victim advocates are the “bearer of bad news,” said Waukesha County Victim Witness Coordinator Jen Dunn. Laurie Anderson, president of the Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals, said demands range from helping sex assault victims, families of murder victims, victims of identity theft and victims of thefts and home burglaries. Jill Karofsky, director of the state Justice Department’s Office of Crime Victim Services, said programs in larger counties have more ways to help victims than in rural counties.