University of Wisconsin–Madison

Basic Intake Worker Training

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Chapters 48.06 and 938.06, all workers who are assigned to perform court intake worker duties (taking and holding in custody, carrying a pager, conducting intake conferences, etc.) as part of their job are required to attend Basic Intake Worker Training. All new county workers have 6 months from the day of hire to complete the 5-day classroom training, consisting of a 3-day session followed by a 2-day session.

Workers should forward the Notification of Employment or Assignment of Juvenile Court Intake Worker to:

Nicki Laudolff
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
8010 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
nllaudolff@wisc.edu
FAX: 608-890-1594

All workers who indicate they must complete Basic Intake Worker Training on the PDS Online Profile Form will be automatically enrolled by WCWPDS into the next available Basic Intake Worker Training in their area. Workers will receive an email from office@wcwpds.wisc.edu with a subject line of “PDS Online – Registration Confirmation” that confirms the session they have been enrolled into. If the worker is unable to attend all 5 days of the session, the worker should log into PDS Online to withdraw from that session and choose a session that allows them to attend all 5 days. For upcoming training dates, see the Basic Intake Worker Training Calendar available at: https://wcwpds.wisc.edu/training-calendar/basic-intake-worker-training-calendar/.

If you do not have an automatic PDS Online account (generated via your EWISACWIS account) and need to create a self-registration account, please do so by following this link for Directions for PDS Online.

Before attending Basic Intake Worker Training, workers are encouraged to complete the Basic Intake Worker Legal Affairs Training in PDS Online. While this training is not required, it provides a solid foundation to support navigation of the statutes.

Required Course Materials: Every worker will need to download and bring the latest versions of Chapter 48 & Chapter 938 with them for both training parts. These two chapters can be found at these links:

If you have any questions concerning Basic Intake Worker Training, please contact:
Nicki Laudolff
Youth Justice Curriculum Coordinator
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
8010 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
nllaudolff@wisc.edu
FAX: 608-890-1594