Delinquency & Court Services




Major Functional Areas and Services




Administration and support functions provide policy direction, programmatic and fiscal management, staff supervision, research and analysis of data, budget development, procurement of services, development of cooperative alliances with outside agencies and adherence to state and federal laws.  Included is development and implementation of non-judicial operational procedures of intake, detention, probation supervision and direct community-based services.


Detention Facility

The Detention Center provides secure custodial care of detained youth.  In addition to providing a safe and secure envionment, the center provides education, sanctions, short-term mental health services, basic health screens and medical follow-up, and other short-term services as necessary.


Intake & Probation Services

The Division provides statutorily required screening, assessment, and supervision of youth referred for Delinquency and Juveniles in Need of Protection and Service matters.  While not inclusive, these functions coordinate the provision of direct services, monitor and respond to court compliance, and provide other services for the court incorporating researched-based and data-driven strategies to guide our work and services.


Purchase Services/Partnerships

The Division oversees and contracts for a variety of direct and support services purchased through various contracts and a network of service providers.  Target areas include prevention, diversion, supervision support services, alternative education settings, out-of-home placements, targeted supervision (intensive), and reentry support.  See "Programs & Services" for more information.






B. Thomas Wanta, Administrator

10201 W. Watertown Plank Road

Milwaukee, WI  53226


Administrative Contact

Veronica Burks




General Information




24 Hour

Detention Line





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