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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Address Victim/Witness Coordinators Today at Training Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Justice

 

“Victim/witness coordinators play an essential role in prosecutions, ensuring crime victims know their rights and guiding them through the most difficult time in their lives,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will address new victim/witness coordinators today at this year's training seminar, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

Every year, the Office of Crime Victim Services at the DOJ holds highly specialized training to help train new victim/witness coordinators who work in District Attorneys' offices throughout the state and who provide assistance to crime victims and witnesses. The session includes how to improve communication with victims, how to work with child victims and witnesses, and how to overcome challenges in prosecuting domestic violence cases. This year's training is being held February 8th through 10th at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau.

 

“Victim/witness coordinators play an essential role in prosecutions, ensuring crime victims know their rights and guiding them through the most difficult time in their lives,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “I welcome our state's newest victim/witness coordinators and thank them for their service in this demanding but critical part of the criminal justice system.”

 

Attorney General Van Hollen is scheduled to speak Thursday, February 9, 2012 , from 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Inn at 201 Jefferson St. in Wausau.

 

A copy of the agenda for the training session is available at the following link: