Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
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.
Substance abuse services information
Methadone and Narcotic Treatment Programs
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;
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 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 Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.
Methpedia.org: The Mission of Methpedia is to prevent the use of methamphetamine by providing citizens, law enforcement, public health, youth, media and community organizers a tool that allows them "one-stop" shopping for the most relevant and timely information available.
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
National treatment finder by State
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.
Addiction Resource: The goal of Addiction Resource is to provide a wealth of information to help individuals struggling with an addiction and provide support to their loved ones so they stay on the road to recovery and successfully overcome addiction for life. https://addictionresource.com
AlcoRehab: AlcoRehab is a website that focuses on alcohol abuse education and prevention. This site is strictly educational and directs people to SAMHSA's 24-hour hotline. For more information follow this link: https://alcorehab.org/
QuitAlcohol.com: This website provides a basic overview of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. This website also provides basic information on treatment options. http://www.quitalcohol.com/different-types-of-treatment.html
StartYourRecovery.org: StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences and find the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues.
Help.org: Help.org exists to empower people with resources and tools needed to start or continue on their journey of recovery. Addiction presents unique challenges for everyone, but with the help and support of other people, anyone can overcome.
Start Standing: An informative article in regards to alternatives to opioids following surgery and specifically for back pain.
Mental Wellness Center: Provides a number of articles related to mental health, well-being and resources for persons struggling with addiction.