Provides legal counsel to low-income people who have been accused of criminal activity, or in juvenile cases, or mental commitments.
The agency provides legal representation to the indigent throughout the state in all of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Organizationally, the SPD has 37 local trial offices, 2 appellate offices and a central administrative office. The agency utilizes staff attorneys as well as contract private attorneys (to handle conflict and overflow cases).
Eligibilities: Criminal charges, juvenile cases, mental commitments.
Intake procedure: Form to fill out.