Refer A Criminal Case
All criminal cases referred as Sentencing Circles must be referred through the agreement of all parties (defendant, prosecuting attorney, victim), including the court.
General steps in the referral process include:
- Agreement by all parties to refer the case to Circles - includes victim (if one identified), defendant, defense attorney, prosecutor, and court. The court will be the one to make the actual referral at a plea hearing and will set the Sentencing Hearing approximately 4 months out.
- WCCC receives application from the court & contact the defendant and victim (if one identified) and set up an Application Circle.
- Hold APplication Circle and notify parties, including the court, of the outcome - whether we will accept the case. We will send a notice of the decision to all parties.
If you have any questions about the referral process, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.