Building a better system

Learn About LIFT Wisconsin’s innovative technology that helps people resolve their civil legal issues and improves their financial health.

The Problems: What Needs to be Addressed

Approximately 70,000 Dane County residents have civil legal problems.
Unresolved legal issues can cause financial instability and reduce earnings, primarily affecting low-income people of color and women.
Removing eligible criminal records and dismissed eviction cases can protect you and your family.
“Outdated or incorrect arrest or eviction information on the State of Wisconsin’s online record systems - CCAP (Consolidated Court Automation Programs) and WORCS (Department of Justice’s Wisconsin Online Record CheckSystem), can allow landlords and employers to possibly discriminate against people based on inaccurate information.
More than 250,000 Wisconsin driver’s licenses are suspended each year.
The loss of a driver’s license can prevent people from getting to their jobs, looking for new employment opportunities outside the metro transit system, taking their children to school or daycare, and getting proper medical attention.
Without legal help, many people do not know their problems are legal problems with legal solutions.
Most low-income people who go to court are not represented by an attorney and may well lack the ability to navigate the legal system (which was set up for lawyers).

LIFT Wisconsin's Solutions

Driver’s License Legal Clinics
LIFT Wisconsin is currently scheduling private video or phone conferences for people to receive free legal advice from an attorney regarding driver’s license reinstatement or other suspension issues.
Legal Tune Up Tool
LIFT Wisconsin has launched its newest features of the Legal Tune Up tool: removing eligible criminal records add removing previously dismissed eviction records from CCAP (Consolidated Court Automation Programs) and removing eligible arrest records from WORCS (the Department of Justice Wisconsin Online Record Check Systems).
Increased Access to Justice
LIFT Wisconsin’s solutions will significantly increase access to justice and improve the systems that have created and entrenched racial and social legal inequities across our communities.