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Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Community Forensics Program - Court Liaison Services (CL)

Wisconsin Community Services, Inc. (WCS) is the State Department of Health Services (DHS) contracted service provider for the statewide Court Liaison and Forensic Tracking services. This program provides case consultation and education to the court, maintains tracking and collects data for DHS on all the different phases of proceedings under Wisconsin State Statute 971 (WSS 971) and works collaboratively with the various stakeholders that are involved with these types of cases to address system issues as needed.

Educational and reference materials are provided for the various DHS processes under WSS 971, such as: Competency Examinations; Treatment to Competency Commitments; and accessing the Outpatient Competency Restoration Program (OCRP). The liaisons also educate the Court on the NGI Commitment process, review the tools available to assist the Court in determining Placement under the NGI Commitment, and outline the process for a Petition for Conditional Release (CR). These different phases are tracked through the Court process in an effort to ensure statutory compliance, and promote procedural efficiency.

 

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Last Revised: June 20, 2014