MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a series of bipartisan bills expanding rights of crime victims.
One bill he signed Monday would allow victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse to obtain a confidential mailing address from the state. Another bill would give sexual assault victims the right to be accompanied by an advocate when navigating the legal and medical systems.
Walker has also signed bills to increase the funeral and burial allowance to relatives of homicide victims and allow the parent of a child who was the victim to receive compensation up to $3,000 for losses and mental health treatment.
Walker has also signed a bill ensuring that victims can learn when their offender’s parole has been revoked.
Another measure he has signed allows victims to transfer phone numbers from an abuser to the victim.
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