& Functions of the District Attorney's Office
The Office of
the District Attorney is created under Chapter 978, Wisconsin Statutes.
This department represents the people of Wisconsin and Walworth County in
the courts. The District Attorney and his staff prosecute state
criminal matters, forfeiture actions, state and county traffic code and
ordinance violations, Department of Natural Resources violations, juvenile,
domestic abuse, and harassment cases. In addition, the District
Attorney also operates the Victim/Witness Program which provides support to
victims and witnesses of crime.
purpose of the Victim/Witness Program is to provide information, referral
and support to citizens and law enforcement officers of Walworth County who
have been victims of or witnesses to crimes, and to ensure that the services
specified under Chapter 950, Wisconsin Statutes, are made available to them.
To achieve that end, the Victim/Witness Coordinator and staff maintain
contact with victims and witnesses to update them on case progress in the
criminal justice system