Victim Assistance

Mission Statement of the Cheyenne Police Department Victim Assistance Program

“To enhance the treatment of victims and survivors of criminal and non-criminal crisis situations by providing victims with the assistance and services necessary to speed their physical and emotional recovery; to support and aid them through the progress of the criminal justice system; and to make referrals to appropriate agencies.”

Pursuant to the Victim Bill of rights, our primary goal is to provide quality service to as many victims of crime as established by response from law enforcement in the jurisdiction.  Services may include, but are not limited to crisis intervention, follow-up contact, emergency shelter, providing information and referral, assistance with property return, orientation to the criminal justice system, court escort, case status/disposition notification, intervention services, assistance with restitution, emergency legal advocacy, and providing information and assistance with Crime Victim Compensation applications.

Services provided by the Victim Assistance Program include but not limited to:
  • Respond to crime scene at request of law enforcement officers
  • Direct crime victims to medical care, emergency food and shelter, clothing and other sustenance
  • Emotional support and community service referrals
  • Maintain 24 hour crisis intervention services
  • Assistance in filing victim compensation claims
  • Information about the status of a criminal case
  • Information and referral on court procedures
  • Accompanying victims and witnesses to court hearings upon request
  • Assist in facilitating the return of evidence by referral
  • Information, assistance and referrals on family violence and stalking protection orders
  • Employer and housing intervention services
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 receive restitution from offenders
  • The right to know all rights under this law, including information about services and victims assistance at all local levels
  • 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 to 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 present at trial
Cheyenne Police Department Victim Assistance Program Contact Information


Leslie A. Burch - CPD Victim Assistance Program Coordinator 307-637-6580

Yolanda Ronnau – CPD Victim Assistance Advocate 307-637-6568

Jessica Fritz – CPD Victim Assistance Advocate 307-637-6565