Vision Statement

Vision: To make the criminal justice system a better investment toward improving the quality of life in Wisconsin.

Mission: To promote and facilitate the implementation of effective criminal justice policies and practices that maximize justice and the safety of the public.

Events

WATCP: Covid Drug Testing with Oral Fluid using Social Distancing or Remote Observation
Oct 23 2020

his workshop will explain how to collect Oral Fluid with Social Distancing which includes remote collection (FFL calls it “Tele-oral fluid”). Chain of custody will be addressed so sample custody will be maintained. We will also discuss web-based chain of custody forms. A demonstration will be given for remote collection. Also the reason oral fluid is a good matrix for monitoring medication compliance, lethal level identification, blood level correlations, and roadside testing for impairment levels.

Coming Home to Work: Ways to Support Employment after Incarceration
Oct 29 2020

Presented by SAMHSA, employment for individuals reentering the community after incarceration is a critical factor in providing stability and reducing the likelihood of further criminal justice involvement, especially for individuals with mental and substance use disorders. This webinar presents three perspectives on how employment is a necessary component of a successful transition back into the community. Information about employment programming in a correctional setting will be covered, as well as recommendations for starting and running a community-based reentry employment program.

WATCP: Constitutional and Legal Issues in Problem-Solving Courts
Nov 12 2020

Problem-solving courts have become a central feature of many state justice systems, as they offer an effective, evidence-based approach for addressing the underlying challenges—like substance use disorders and mental health issues—that often drive people into the justice system. Decades of research shows that these courts save lives, reduce reoffending, strengthen families, and improve public trust in justice.

Articles

FY20 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application Posted
Sep 21 2020

As required under federal statute, the State of Wisconsin's FY20 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application has been posted for public comment.

 

FY20 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application Posted
Sep 21 2020

As required under federal statute, the State of Wisconsin's FY20 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application has been posted for public comment.

 

TAD Participant Outcome Summary and Cost-Benefit Report Now Available
Jun 05 2020

Between 2014 and 2018, TAD program admissions grew 150%, coinciding with over $5 million in additional funding awarded. During these five years, 6,125 admissions were reported across approximately 83 Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) funded treatment courts or diversion programs in 52 counties and three tribes across Wisconsin.