This is the number of formally filed Child in Need of Protection and Services petitions filed in a Circuit Court, alleging maltreatment of a child. These figures do not include termination of parental rights or waiver of parental consent cases.
Wisconsin Consolidated Court Programs: http://www.wicourts.gov/publications/statistics/circuit/circuitstats.htm
In December 2011, Portage County joined the other 71 Wisconsin counties in the full implementation of Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP), which helps local clerks and court staff more easily and uniformly track and manage circuit court cases. Information for Portage County for 2011 or prior years may not be complete.