Welcome to the new look of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Website.

Friday, August 28, 2015

We have a new “can do” attitude at DOJ and want our website to reflect that attitude.


We sought to improve the user experience by making it easier to navigate but also to streamline the content so our important resources are simpler to find. A common question I have heard while traveling the state is, “What does DOJ do?” But I also hear, “How can I help your efforts to curb prescription opiate abuse?” or “Where do I get more information on concealed weapons permits?”


I want you all to see DOJ as your resource for the most important information to keep you, your loved ones and your communities safe. Here, you’ll find information on crime victim services, Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry law and open government resources like public records requests and open meetings law.


The Wisconsin DOJ website is the crime victim resource place. Our goal was to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find what you need without exhaustive searching – a positive user experience.

One of our office’s most important messages is that together, we can prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. As the large amber box in the center of the home page says, it’s “Coming Soon.”


In mid-September, we will launch a statewide effort to raise awareness and to help prevent prescription painkiller abuse. It will include TV and radio spots, billboards and online, along with materials to help health care providers and their patients have conversations about the proper use of painkillers they prescribe. I promise, you’ll be hearing about it all through a number of statewide events in September and going forward.


I encourage you to explore the site on any device, as we ensured it was optimized for phones, pads, tablets and personal computers. Whatever your mode of viewing, I hope the website is a useful tool to help all better understand your Wisconsin DOJ and to quickly and efficiently locate information you need. I would like to hear your suggestions, as well, as to how we can make the site more helpful to you.


I am proud to be your Attorney General and I look forward to sharing all the news from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.