Right to counsel

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06/19/2018, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

In 2018, the Governor of Wisconsin signed AB 784, which created a 5-county pilot program where all indigent parents in those counties will be provided counsel from 2018 through 2021.  In 2021, the PD’s office and the “department” (social services or human services, depending on the county) have to submit a report regarding “costs and data” from the pilot.  $739,600 was appropriated for the pilot in FY18-19.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes