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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Introduces New and Improved Department of Justice (DOJ) Website


A more user friendly DOJ website unveiled today


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen welcomes the people of Wisconsin to the Department of Justice’s new and improved website, where online visitors will find  easier access to more DOJ resources at their fingertips at


A proponent of open government, Attorney General Van Hollen remarked, “The DOJ’s online community is often an individual’s first interaction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  By improving our website, we’ve made it easier for Wisconsin residents to get the information they need more quickly while enjoying an updated, cleaner and more appealing design.  I encourage everyone to check it out.”


On the homepage, visitors will find easy to locate links for some of the most common requests, such as “Filing a Consumer Complaint,” and a new feature that answers some of the DOJ’s most "Frequently Asked Questions."  Additionally, the “What Can We Help You Find” link on the homepage directs visitors to the appropriate online resource for a number of public safety or criminal justice related matters. 


The Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) at the DOJ has a new, interactive map to connect anyone in need of victim/witness assistance with local resources.  And, the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) also has created a color-coded map that illustrates which states are recognized under Wisconsin’s concealed carry law, so out-of-state CCW license holders will be able to see whether they’re legal to carry concealed in Wisconsin. 


While social networking sites offer valuable ways to connect online, they’re also a potential danger for young people.  As part of its commitment to fighting Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) through Wisconsin’s ICAC Task Force, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has highlighted more than a dozen social networking sites, some of which parents and caregivers may be unaware exist.  And finally, members of the media who currently do not receive DOJ news releases but wish to subscribe may do so online by filling out a simple form under “Media Center.”  It’s also encouraged that anyone who’s interested in keeping up to date with agency news follow the agency on Twitter @WisDOJ.  The agency’s actual web address has remained unchanged at