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.
A Look Back at the Past Eight Years
Nearly eight years ago, I had the privilege and honor of taking the oath of office as Wisconsin’s 43rd Attorney General. As I conclude my tenure, I prepare to depart this office knowing we’ve made significant contributions to public safety. I’m extremely proud of these contributions by the dedicated DOJ staff and I encourage you to learn more about your Department of Justice.
Victim Services Providers Praise Move to Add Animal Cruelty to the UCR Program
Victim services providers and others are praising the move by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division to add animal cruelty as a separate offense in the National Incident Based Reporting System, which collects crime data from law enforcement for the UCR Program.
New Protocol for Untested Sexual Assault Kits
AG Van Hollen is pleased to announce a new protocol to address untested sexual assault kits residing with local law enforcement. The new protocol is the result of work done by the AG’s Sexual Assault Response Team, or SART, which convened for the first time in late 2012. The new protocol more compassionately addresses the needs of victims while ensuring kits that should be tested are forwarded to the lab promptly.
Detection Canine “Addie” Remembered for Contributions, Deeply Missed by MEG Unit
AG Van Hollen, the DOJ and the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) Unit are mourning the loss of the Unit’s Drug Detection Canine “Addie,” who passed away Oct. 28, 2014, after serving the Unit for several years. Due to Addie’s efforts, significant quantities of dangerous drugs were removed from the streets of the Fox Valley, making the community safer and stronger.