Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Wisconsin

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/prefaces/toc

Citations:

  • Adoption: chapter 48, subchapters XI (§ 48.55), XIX
  • Child protection: chapter 48, subchapters I (§ 48.02), XXI (§§ 48.981, 48.986)
  • Child welfare: chapter 48, subchapters III, IV, VII, VIII, X, XIV, XVI, XX, XXI
  • Guardianship: chapter 48, subchapters I (§ 48.023), XIX (§ 48.977)
  • Youth services: chapter 48, subchapters VI (§ 48.366), VII (§ 48.385), IX (§ 48.44)
  • Indian child welfare: chapter 48, subchapters I (§ 48.0280), XI (§§ 48.485, 48.487)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/prefaces/toc

Notes:

See Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/cwportal/policy

Other Resources

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules

Tribal codes available online: