Victim/Witness Coordinator

Sheri Meeks

1001 Big Horn Ave. Ste. 104

Worland, Wy. 82401

Phone: 307-347-2123

advocate@washakiecounty.net

The Victim/Witness Coordinator provides a variety of services to victims of all crimes in our community. The program provides services to all victims of crime, even if the offender has not been apprehended or prosecuted. The program will follow through with all prosecuted cases in the Circuit and District Court. Our program does not discriminate against any individual on the grounds of age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin,gender,sexual orientation,

gender identity or disability.

Information and Referral

The Victim/Witness Coordinator provides both telephone and in-person contacts with victims of all crimes. Assistance in providing services or referring them to the appropriate support that they may need. Victims will also be offered the services of Victim Compensation through the Division of Victim Services of the State of Wyoming to help with any expenses that that might have occurred from the crime against them. They will also be informed of the Wyoming Victim and Witness Bill of Rights.

The victim is also oriented to the criminal justice system through an explanation of how it works and the victims right and responsibilities within the system. This includes walking the victim through the courtroom and role-playing the court scene. This also could include setting up a meeting with the County Attorney prior to court to go over what is going to be asked of them in court.

Summary of Wyoming’s

Victim and Witness Bill of Rights

    • The right to be treated with compassion, respect, and sensitivity within the criminal justice system.

    • The right to know the whereabouts of the offender and the current status of the case.

    • The right to request restitution from the offenders.

    • The right to know all rights under this law including information about services and victim assistance at the local level.

    • The right to know about victim compensation.

    • The right to reasonable protection and safety and the right to know of legal recourse if threatened.

    • The right of prompt return of property.

    • The right to preservation of employment while participating in the criminal justice process.

    • The right to be informed about the opportunity to make a victim impact statement at sentencing and parole hearings.

    • The right to be present at trial.

Sponsoring Agency

Wyoming Office of the

Attorney General Division of Victim Services