Know Your Civil Rights

In accordance with Federal law this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or political beliefs.

State Agencies

File formal discrimination complaints about these services with the state agency listed in the following.

  1. Department of Children & Families
  2. Department of Health Services
  3. Department of Workforce Development


  • Adoption and Foster Care Programs
  • Brighter Futures Initiative
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Care and Day Care Certification Programs
  • Child Placement Services
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Domestic Abuse/Domestic Violence Programs
  • Early Care and Education
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Families and Economic Security
  • Job Access Loans
  • Kinship Care
  • Milwaukee Child Protective Services Programs
  • Protective Services
  • Refugee Assistance and Services
  • Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance
  • Safety and Permanence Programs (Out-of-Home Care, Safety and Well Being, Program Integrity)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Wisconsin (WI) Works (W-2)
  • Youth Justice Services
  • Other programs administered by the WI Department of Children and Families

State Agency

WI Department of Children and Families
201 E Washington Avenue
Second Floor
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Voice Phone: 608-422-6889
TTY: 800-864-4585

Federal Complaints

To file a formal discrimination complaint at the Federal level about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (FoodShare Wisconsin), or The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), contact:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Phone: 800-795-3272
TTY: 202-720-6382

To file a formal discrimination complaint at the Federal level about all other services administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services mentioned above, contact:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights-Region V
233 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-886-2359
TDD: 312-353-5693