• Welcome from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen…

    Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Department of Justice. We exist to protect public safety and to serve the people of this great state. It is my honor, as your Attorney General, to stand alongside the outstanding men and women of law enforcement, and those who prosecute crime, as we carry out this mission.

    J.B. Van Hollen
  • Take Part in the Next Rx Drug “Take-Back” Day

    By dropping off your unused, unwanted or expired Rx drugs, you can help prevent Rx drug diversion and misuse. Get rid of your unused Rx drugs at the upcoming Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26, between 10 am and 2 pm.  Through aggressive enforcement, education and community participation, we can save lives.

    RX Take Back Day
  • Attorney General’s Summit on Public Safety

    The 2014 Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety will look at two crimes that affect communities across Wisconsin -- heroin abuse and domestic violence. This year’s Summit will explore how we can continue to partner to address these threats to Wisconsin families.

    Protecting Families
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Victims’ Rights

    Join AG Van Hollen, the Wisconsin DOJ and the Crime Victims Council for this year’s ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda April 10, 2014, at noon as we honor victims and present the Champion of Victims’ Rights Awards to many who have gone above and beyond in their support of victims’ rights in Wisconsin.

  • DOJ Exceptional Service Awards

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice invites you to submit nominations for the newly established Exceptional Service Awards. Recipients will be recognized annually at the Attorney General’s Summit. 

    DOJ Exceptional Service Awards

A Dangerous Epidemic

Traditionally thought of as a problem confined to big cities, desperate people and dark alleys, heroin has found a new foothold in Wisconsin's small towns and suburban communities.

Rx Drug Take-Back Day

Prescription drugs can be a gateway to Heroin use, which is a significant problem in Wisconsin. Help to prevent Rx drug abuse and diversion by dropping off expired, unused, or unwanted Rx drugs on April 26, 2014....

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a crime that involves obtaining or maintaining the labor or services of another through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Trafficked victims are...

Concealed Carry Law

Permanent rules effective June 1, 2013, decreased application fee and refined definition of firearms safety and training course…

Open Government

The Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law endeavor to open the workings of government to the public, shed light on government actions and, in the process, strengthen our democracy.

Protecting Our Children

In September 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice began a national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program to...