Services & 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 Portage 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, and juvenile, and domestic abuse cases.
In addition, the District Attorney also operates the Victim/Witness Program which provides support to victims and witnesses of crime.
Services & Functions of the Victim/Witness Program
The primary purpose of the Victim/Witness Program is to provide information, referral, and support to citizens and law enforcement officers of Portage 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.