Child Abuse and Neglect Program
(Child Protective Service)
Wisconsin Statutes /Administrative Codes
State Statutes are laws created by the
Wisconsin State Legislature that all agencies must follow.
Administrative Rules are written by the
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and must be
submitted to the Wisconsin State Legislature for approval. Most
often there are statutory requirements that direct the Department to
create administrative rules. All agencies in Wisconsin must
follow Administrative Rules.
Relinquishing Custody of a Newborn Child
DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks
48.685, Criminal History and Child Abuse Record Search
August 01, 2016