Victim Assistance

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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.

About Us

ABOUT US
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

Contact

CONTACT

Cheyenne Police Department Victim Assistance Program

Cheyenne Public Safety Center

415 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Main Office line is: (307) 637-6507

CPD Victim Assistance Program Coordinator: (307)637-6580

Email contact for the CPD Victim Assistance Program Office is:  CPDVICT@cheyennepd.org

CPD Victim Assistance Program Survey(PDF, 76KB)

Victim Bill of Rights

VICTIM BILL OF RIGHTS

Victim and Witness Bill of Rights Statute(PDF, 31KB)

  1. The right to be treated with compassion, respect, and sensitivity within the criminal justice system.
  2. The right to have an interpreter or translator inform you of these rights. Contact your law enforcement officer or the Crime Victim Assistance Coordinator if you need these services.
  3. The right to know the whereabouts of the defendant and the current status of the case. You have the right to be informed of the status of the case from the initial police investigation to the final appellate review.
  4. The right to receive restitution from offenders. If you have suffered financial loss as a result of the crime, the Court, at its discretion may order restitution. You may contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for specific information regarding restitution.
  5. The right to know all rights under this law including information about services and victim assistance at the local level. The Cheyenne Police Department established a Crime Victim Assistance Program in 1992.
  6. The right to be informed about Wyoming Crime Victims Compensation. If you have suffered physical injury as a result of the crime are a family member or dependent of a deceased victim, or a person authorized to act on the behalf of a victim, you may file a clime for financial assistance. Please contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for further information about this program.
  7. The right to reasonable protection and safety and the right to know of legal recourse if threatened. A crime victim or witness has the right to be free from any form of harassment, intimidation, or retribution and to be provided with information about available legal recourse and other protection measures which may be available.
  8. The right to prompt return of property seized as evidence. Contact you law enforcement officer or the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the information about the return of property.
  9. The right to preservation of employment while participating in the criminal justice process. A victim or witness, upon request, shall be assisted by law enforcement agencies, the prosecuting attorney, of defense attorney in informing an employer that the need for victim or witness, upon request, shall be assisted by law enforcement agencies, the prosecuting attorney, of defense attorney in informing an employer that the need for victim or witness cooperation may necessitate their absence from work.
  10. The right to be informed about the opportunity to make a victim impact statement at sentencing and parole hearing. You have the right to make a victim impact statement for a presentence investigation, sentencing, or parole board hearings. The defendant or his attorney will have access to information from the victim impact statement.
  11. The right to be present at trial. Unless the Court for good cause shown finds to the contrary, the victim, the victim's designee, or both, shall have the right to be present at, or notified of all hearing and proceedings or scheduling changes involving the case.
  12. The right to discuss the case with the prosecutor and to be informed of the official address and official telephone number of the officer and the prosecutor handling your case. You also have the right to refuse to talk to attorneys, private investigators, law enforcement, or anyone else unless on the witness stand under subpoena. You have the right to know if the attorneys involved and their investigators are working for the prosecution or the defense.
  13. The right to be informed about the availability of the other remedies and the right to seek legal counsel and employ and attorney.
  14. The right to be notified about the defendant's conviction. You also have the right, upon request, to be informed in writing by the Department of Corrections about the commencement of the offender's term of imprisonment and the name, address and security classification of the place of confinement as well as other information.

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Declaración de Derechos del Víctima

  1. El derecho a ser tratado con compasión, respeto y sensibilidad en el sistema de justicia penal.
  2. El derecho a tener un intérprete o traductor para informarle de estos derechos. Comuníquese con su agente de la ley o el coordinador de asistencia a víctimas del delito si necesita estos servicios.
  3. El derecho a saber la ubicación de la demandada y el estado actual del caso. Usted tiene el derecho a ser informado de la situación del caso desde la investigación inicial de la policía hasta la apelación final.
  4. El derecho a recibir la restitución de los delincuentes. Si usted ha sufrido pérdidas económicas como consecuencia del delito, el Tribunal, a su discreción, puede ordenar la restitución. Usted puede comunicarse con el Coordinador de Asistencia a las Víctimas de información específica con respecto a la restitución.
  5. El derecho a saber todos los derechos bajo esta ley, incluyendo información sobre los servicios y asistencia a las víctimas a nivel local.
  6. El derecho a ser informado acerca de Compensación para Víctimas del Delito de Wyoming. Si usted ha sufrido danos físicos como consecuencia del delito, es un miembro de la familia o dependiente de una víctima fallecida, o una persona autorizada para actuar en nombre de una víctima, puede presentar una solicitud de asistencia financiera. Póngase en contacto con el Coordinador de Asistencia a las Víctimas para obtener más información sobre este programa.
  7. El derecho a una protección razonable y la seguridad y el derecho a conocer de un recurso legal si se siente amenazado. Una víctima del delito o el testigo tiene derecho a estar libre de cualquier forma de acoso, intimidación o represalias y a recibir información sobre el recurso legal disponible y otras medidas de protección que pueden estar disponibles.
  8. El derecho a un pronto retorno de los bienes incautados como evidencia. Comuníquese con su agente de policía o el Coordinador de Asistencia a las Víctimas de la información sobre la devolución de los bienes.
  9. El derecho a la conservación del empleo durante su participación en el proceso de justicia penal. La víctima o el testigo, a solicitud, estará asistida por las agencias de aplicación de la ley, el fiscal o abogado defensor de informar a un empleador que la necesidad de la cooperación víctima o testigo puede requerir su ausencia del trabajo.
  10. El derecho a ser informado acerca de la oportunidad de hacer una declaración de impacto a la víctima en la sentencia y la audiencia de libertad condicional. Usted tiene el derecho de hacer una declaración sobre el impacto de una investigación anterior, la sentencia, o audiencias de libertad condicional bordo. El acusado o su abogado tendrá acceso a la información le la declaración de impacto a la víctima.
  11. El derecho a estar presente en el juicio. A menos que el Tribunal encuentra buena causa demostrada en contrario, la víctima, la persona designada de la víctima, o ambos, tendrán derecho a estar presentes en, o notificados de todas las actuaciones o la audición y cambios en la programación de la participación del caso.
  12. El derecho a discutir el caso con el fiscal, y a ser informado de la dirección oficial y numero de teléfono oficial del funcionario y el fiscal en cargo de su caso. Usted también tiene el derecho de negarse de hablar con abogados, investigadores privados, oficiales de la ley o cualquier otra persona a menos que está en el banquillo de los testigos bajo orden de una citación. Usted tiene el derecho a saber si los abogados involucrados y sus investigadores están trabajando para la acusación o la defensa.
  13. El derecho a ser informado acerca de la disponibilidad de otros recursos y el derecho a buscar y contratar a un abogado.
  14. El derecho a ser notificado sobre la condena del acusado. Usted también tiene el derecho, a solicitud, a ser informado por escrito por el Departamento de Correcciones acerca del inicio del plazo del delincuente de prisión y el nombre, dirección, y la clasificación de seguridad del lugar de reclusión, y también otra información.

Sponsored by the Division of Victim Services
Does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and age in the delivery of services.

Events

EVENTS

Cheyenne Police Department Victim Assistance Program fundraiser and events sponsored by Simply Heroes

  • Pathways to Perseverance
  • CPD Heroes Bowling Extravaganza

FALL 2021

Upcoming Events for the CPD Victim Assistance Program

Pub Crawl and 5k event…. Stay tuned!

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week - April 18 – 24, 2021 – Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.

Wyoming Joint Symposium on Children & Youth Crimes Against Children and Children’s Justice – SAVE THE DATE!

 Join Virtually - June 15 – 16, 2021. Registration is Open

Please visit the WyoJSCY website for additional information.

How Can You help?

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

You can help by donating directly to the CPD Victim Assistance Program. All donations are utilized to provide direct services to crime victims.  All gift card donations specific to grocery and gas essentials, cash donations for events and fundraisers and phone cards are greatly appreciated.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and storage incapacity, CPD Victim Assistance is not taking any stuffed animal donations.

Are you interested in volunteering for the CPD Victim Assistance Program? Please complete the attached CPD Volunteer Advocate Form and our office will be in contact regarding the application and background process. Thank you for your consideration!

CPD Volunteer Advocate Form(PDF, 98KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • How to request a Police Report? 

Please contact the Cheyenne Police Department at the link provided for more information on how to request a report. https://www.cheyennepd.org/Services/Records

  • Does CPD Victim Assistance pay for vehicle tow bills?

Unfortunately, when lot fees and vehicle tows are involved, we rely on automobile insurance to aid with these types of expenses. All reported crimes involving vehicle incidents are reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Can we file Restraining Orders?

The CPD Victim Assistance Program cannot file civil orders or provide legal advice. Legal Aid, The Wyoming Bar Association, or Equal Justice Wyoming can assist with this process.