• Welcome from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen…

    Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Department of Justice. We exist to protect public safety and to serve the people of this great state. It is my honor, as your Attorney General, to stand alongside the outstanding men and women of law enforcement, and those who prosecute crime, as we carry out this mission.

    J.B. Van Hollen
  • AG Van Hollen Cautions Consumers About Travel Schemes

    Summertime is often the season of vacations.  Unfortunately, the cost of travel also makes it a tempting arena for fraudsters.  Membership travel clubs continue to be a source of complaints -- and consumer loss.

  • DOJ Partners with DOC on Drug Abuse Prevention

    On April 23, 2014, through a joint effort by the Wisconsin Departments of Justice and Corrections, an inmate panel from Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove visited Monticello Middle School to share with students their experiences with drug abuse.

    Inmate Panel at Monticello Middle School on April 23, 2014
  • Attorney General Van Hollen Introduces New Website Dedicated to Medical Forensics

    In April, AG Van Hollen announced a new DOJ website dedicated to facilitating training and technical assistance for professionals who practice medical forensics. Healthcare professionals are among the first to come to the aid of sexual assault victims.

    Medical Forensics Program
  • Drug Detection Canine "Storm" Remembered by the DOJ

    Storm, a yellow Lab, began his service to the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit in 2006 as a narcotics detection canine.  The Unit’s dedicated partner is being remembered for his work after being put to sleep on Friday, May 9, 2014, due to an ongoing illness and severe seizure.

    Storm Drug Detection Canine

A Dangerous Epidemic

Traditionally thought of as a problem confined to big cities, desperate people and dark alleys, heroin has found a new foothold in Wisconsin's small towns and suburban communities.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a crime that involves obtaining or maintaining the labor or services of another through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Trafficked victims are...

Crime Alert Network

Join over 3,000 Wisconsin Citizens, Businesses and Law Enforcement Officers using the Network. Alerts are tailored to specific types of businesses, the general public, and...

Concealed Carry Law

Permanent rules effective June 1, 2013, decreased application fee and refined definition of firearms safety and training course…

Open Government

The Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law endeavor to open the workings of government to the public, shed light on government actions and, in the process, strengthen our democracy.

Protecting Our Children

In September 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice began a national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program to...