The District Attorney represents the interests of the citizens of the State of Wisconsin and the County of Walworth in adult criminal and juvenile litigation and in any other areas mandated by the legislature. Through the Victim/Witness Program, information, referral and support is provided to citizens and law enforcement officers of Walworth County who have been victims or witnesses of crimes.
Services and 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:
- Department of Natural Resources Violations
- Forfeiture Actions
- Juvenile, Domestic Abuse and Harassment Cases
- State and County Traffic Code and Ordinance Violations
- State Criminal Matters
In addition, the District Attorney also operates the Victim/Witness Program which provides support to victims and witnesses of crime.
The primary 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.