2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 938. Juvenile justice code.
938.549 Juvenile classification system.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 938.549 (2017)

938.549 Juvenile classification system.

(1) Classification system; content. The department of children and families, in consultation with the department of corrections, shall make available to all counties a juvenile classification system that includes at least all of the following:

(a) A risk assessment instrument for determining the probability that a juvenile who has committed an offense will commit another offense.

(b) A needs assessment instrument for determining the service needs of a juvenile who has committed an offense.

(c) A services and placement guide for integrating the risk and needs of a juvenile who has committed an offense with other factors to determine an appropriate placement and level of services for the juvenile.

(2)Uses of classification system. A county may use the juvenile classification system to do any of the following:

(a) At the time of an intake inquiry, determine whether to close a case, enter into a deferred prosecution agreement or refer the case to the district attorney.

(b) At the time of disposition, recommend a placement and a plan of rehabilitation, treatment and care for the juvenile.

(c) After disposition, determine the level or intensity of supervisory contacts required for a juvenile under county supervision.

(3)Training in use of system. Subject to the availability of resources, the department may provide training and technical assistance in the use of the juvenile classification system to any county that requests that training and technical assistance.

History: 1995 a. 77; 2005 a. 344; 2015 a. 55.

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