​​​​Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

State Resources

Example Protocols and Brochures:

Department of Children and Families (DCF): The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to promote the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin's children and families. The Department is committed to protecting children, strengthening families, and building communities.

Department of Corrections (DOC): The Department of Corrections will protect the public through the constructive management of offenders placed in its charge.

Department of Health Services (DHS): The mission of DHS is to support economic prosperity and quality of life, the Department of Health Services exercises multiple roles in the protection and promotion of the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

Department of Justice (DOJ): provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations, and various law enforcement services for the state. It represents the state in civil cases and handles criminal cases that reach the Wisconsin Court of Appeals or the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  It also represents the state in criminal cases on appeal in federal courts and participates with other states in federal cases that are important to Wisconsin. The department provides legal representation in lower courts when expressly authorized by law or requested by the Governor, either house of the legislature, or a state agency head. It also represents state agencies in court reviews of their administrative decisions.  The Department consists of four divisions and one office.  The Division of Criminal Investigation, Division of Law Enforcement Services, Division of Legal Services, Division of Management Services and the Office of Crime Victim Services.

Visit Wisconsin DOJ's Methamphetamine in Wisconsin and Drug Endangered Children page.

Department of Public Instruction (DPI): The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. The department is headed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years. The agency was created in 1848, the year Wisconsin attained statehood, when the state constitution provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state.

Office of Justice Assistance (OJA): The Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) is dedicated to improving public safety in Wisconsin through a variety of criminal justice and anti-terrorism programs. OJA is the state’s administering agency for state and federal criminal justice and homeland security grant funds including the federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act, Violence Against Women Act, Justice Assistance Grant program, and State Homeland Security Grant program. OJA provides financial and technical assistance to public safety, first response and emergency management agencies, local and tribal governments, and non-profit organizations throughout the state.

U.S. Attorney's Office - Western District of Wisconsin: United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party, including;

  1. the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government;
  2. the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
  3. the collection of debts owed the federal government which are administratively not collectible.

The Western District of Wisconsin consists of the western two-thirds of Wisconsin, an area encompassing 44 counties. The United States Attorney's Office is located in Madison and has a permanent staff of 48 people. Functionally, the office is divided into two litigation divisions, a Criminal Division and a Civil Division, which are supported by the Administrative Division.

National and Federal Resources

Betty Ford Institute: Since its opening in October 1982, the Betty Ford Center has focused on a singular mission: to provide effective treatment services for alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

Department of Justice (DOJ): The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Drug Endangered Children Task Force: The U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Inter-agency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC) in response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy. The DEC Task Force is committed to identifying ways to better serve and protect drug endangered children by building partnerships on the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. The task force is chaired by Deputy Attorney General James Cole. The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Interior are active participants.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center: They are committed to providing the best evidence based training, technical assistance, and resources available to multi-disciplinary professionals, emphasis on first responders, whose job it is to identify and rescue children from dangerous drug environments by providing children with the services, resources and medical care they need to ensure their well-being.

Find Youth Info: FindYouthInfo.gov was created by the Inter-agency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.

National Drug Endangered Children Alliance (National DEC): National DEC exists to help you make a difference in the lives of children who are in danger because their parents or caregivers are manufacturing, dealing or using drugs. They work to create and sustain multi-disciplinary DEC alliances around the country.

Office of National Drug Control Policy: The Obama Administration is committed to restoring balance to U.S. drug-control efforts by coordinating an unprecedented government-wide public health and public safety approach to reduce drug use and its consequences. Led by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), this effort includes a renewed emphasis on community-based prevention programs, early intervention programs in healthcare settings, aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to divert non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding scientific research on drug use, and through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.

Additional Online Resources

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime

WhiteHouse.gov: Online hub of the American Presidency.