Adult Community Services

Aging

Elder Victims of Crime

The Victim Support Project

The Victim Advocate works with Dane County residents age 60-and-over who are victims of crime. Cases are referred by the Dane County District Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Unit.

The older persons are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, financial crimes, intoxicated drivers, and other types of crime.

The Advocate recognizes that older adults may be vulnerable and often have special circumstances that call for a special response.

Services include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Immediate and long-term counseling
  • Court accompaniment and support
  • Assistance with obtaining restraining orders including referrals to appropriate agencies
  • Ongoing support and services and referrals
  • Assistance in reaching out to friends, family, and neighbors
  • Informing victims of their rights as a crime victim
  • Information/Referral to:
    • Focal Points
    • Housing resources
    • Mental Health/Religious resources
    • Legal resources

The Victim Support Project is funded by a State of Wisconsin Department of Justice VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) Grant and Dane County. To learn more about the Victim Support Project contact the Victim Support Advocate at (608) 261-7326 or scarr@countyofdane.com.

Client Grievance Procedure

Affidavit of Receipt: Client Grievance Procedure