Cheyenne Police Department (CPD) Victim Assistance Program
MISSION STATEMENT: To provide emergency assistance and referral services to victims of crime in a proficient and confidential manner.
Pursuant to the Victim Bill of Rights, the primary goal of the Cheyenne Police Department Victim Assistance Program is to provide direct services to victims of crime subsequent to a reported incident to law enforcement within city jurisdiction. Services may include, but are not limited to: crisis intervention, emotional support, emergency assistance and shelter options, information and referrals to community resources, case status disposition, criminal justice advocacy and, assistance with offering and completing Crime Victim Compensation Program applications for the State of Wyoming Division of Victim Services.
Services provided by the CPD Victim Assistance Program include but are not limited to:
- On-scene response at the request of law enforcement officers, detectives, or the victim(s) of the reported crime
- Providing emotional support and referrals to community amenities
- Maintaining 24-hour On-call crisis intervention services
- Directing victims to medical care, emergency assistance, shelter options, food, clothing, and other sustenance
- Providing active and inactive case status
- Offering and completing Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Applications for benefits purposes which may include counseling, medical, loss of earnings, or other economic expenses
- Accompanying victims and witnesses to court hearings upon request
- Offering information, assistance and referrals for Family Violence Orders of Protection, Stalking Orders of Protection and Sex Assault Orders of Protection