DCFS INFO MEMO 2004 - 01

January 14, 2004

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

 

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs/Licensing Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Kitty Kocol
Administrator

Re:

2003 Wisconsin Act 82; Disclosure of Juvenile Records

 

The Legislature has passed and the Governor has recently signed into law 2003 Wisconsin Act 82 (Assembly Bill 62). This new law relates to truancy dispositional orders and disclosure of juvenile records. While the law focuses on changes to Ch. 938, there is included in the law a minor change to s. 48.396, Stats.

In essence, the law allows the sharing of certain juvenile records related to truancy, requires truancy court orders to include a description of what acts constitute a violation of the court order, and requires schools to notify the court or supervising agency of any violations of the court order.

A copy of the law has been attached for your convenience.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Mark S. Mitchell, Manager
Policy Coordination Section
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 261-8316
FAX: (608) 264-6750
E-Mail: mitchms@dhfs.state.wi.us 

Attachment:
WI Act 82 (PDF 15 kb)

c:

Pamela Eitland, DOC/DJC
Michelle Jensen, DSCO

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