Employee Wellness Programs
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is committed to promoting wellbeing for all serving in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. DOJ supports employees and their immediate family members by providing access to multiple mental health and wellness resources. Criminal justice professionals encounter difficult situations which are sometimes stressful, tragic or even dangerous. These circumstances can have a profound effect on attitudes, perspectives, work performance, morale, and personal well-being. At DOJ, employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program, Employee Support Team, and peer support.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
DOJ employees and their family members have access to Kepro, an EAP that provides employees confidential support to help with a wide range of issues, including emotional stress, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, substance abuse, adoption, and many others. The EAP’s purpose is to assist in the early identification of problems to offer proper support, and to provide informed choices for referrals to appropriate community, and professional resources.
Employees and their immediate family members can access these services by calling (877) 334-0489, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Employee Support Team (EST)
The Employee Support Team (EST) program provides support to DOJ employees and their immediate family members when they wish to confide in individuals with experience and training in counseling, police chaplaincy, and/or empathetic listening.
EST members are volunteers. EST services include non-professional counseling to DOJ employees and immediate family members during and after critical incidents, assistance during death notifications, crisis response, assistance to peer support programs, and visitation to DOJ employees and immediate family members who are sick or injured. While employees may always contact whoever they wish for support as they deem appropriate, EST volunteers provide access to support services uniquely tailored to the criminal justice profession.
Employees and their immediate family members can access these services by directly contacting EST volunteers. A list of EST volunteers is available to employees on JusticeNet.
DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) employees also have access to peer support through DCI. Peer support aids individuals who may be suffering from personal, emotional, physical or stress related difficulties. Contact Director Christina McNichol for more information.
Additional Online Resources:
Wisconsin Concerns of Police Survivors
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial
Wisconsin Honor Guard Association
Federal Public Safety Officer Benefits
National Concerns of Police Survivors
National Law Enforcement Memorial