Rehab Review: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a rehabilitation review and how does a person request one?

A person is barred from getting a license, certification, employment, contracts, or permission to reside at certain DCF regulated entities if the person has committed certain crimes, acts, or offenses. A rehabilitation review approval can remove the bar, but will not remove the actual offense. Anyone wanting a rehabilitation review must submit an application to begin the process. Applications are found on this website and may also be requested by contacting the Rehabilitation Review Coordinator at 608-422-7041 or DCFMBRehab@wisconsin.gov.

Will rehabilitation review approval ensure that a person will be hired by, receive permission to live at, or be granted regulatory approval by a DCF regulated entity?

No. Rehabilitation approval does not guarantee that the approved person will receive a license, certification, employment, contracts, or permission to reside at the regulated entity. It only lifts the bar so that the individual may be considered like any other person.

What happens if a person commits a new crime or offense that is a bar?

The person will need to go through the rehabilitation review process again to remove the bar if they have committed certain crimes, acts, or offenses covered by The Caregiver Law.

How do I know if I have a barred offense?

Child Care Barred Offense Table

Foster Care Barred Offense Table

Out-of-Home Care Barred Offense Table