Eau Claire County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2006
Contact: 
Name: 
Tiana Glenna
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Manager
Phone: 
(715) 839-5106
Address: 
Eau Claire County
721 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2004
Description: 
The triage process includes administration of the CORE COMPAS and a standard batch of additional screening instruments to better understand the referred person’s treatment needs. These instruments currently include the TCU Drug Screen II, Correctional Mental Health Screen, PTSD Checklist-Civilian (PCL-C), TCU Criminal Thinking Scales and University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA). The Triage Team determines whether a referred person qualifies for a treatment court and, if so, the most appropriate court to meet the person’s needs. Court is held weekly however, depending on status in the program - participants may not have to attend weekly but my attend bi-weekly
Risk Level: 
All risk levels
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Amy Pfaff
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator/Case Manager
Phone: 
(715) 450-2386
Address: 
Eau Claire County Drug Court
721 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Mental Health Court

Start Date: 
2011
Description: 
Judge Emily Long Age-18+ Demographic Restriction-none County of Residence-Eau Claire County of Change-Any(Judge and DOC must agree to transfer to Eau Claire County) Type of Charge-Felony or Misdemeanor Diagnosis: Meets DSM-5 criteria for mental health diagnosis (but not sexual paraphilia alone or if primary) and possibly Substance Use Disorder diagnosis Risk Level-Moderate to High Probation or ES Status-Must be on probation/ES for at least 13 months Potential Exclusions- Violence
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Moderate risk
Low to moderate risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
TCU Criminal Thinking, NIJ Mental Health, Women's Core COMPAS, URICA, TCU AODA, PCL-C Trauma
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Julia Devine
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator/Case Manager
Phone: 
(715) 559-6256
Address: 
Eau Claire County Branch III Treatment Court
721 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Pre-arrest Diversion Program (Proxy)

Description: 
The Eau Claire County pre-charging Diversion program is offered to first time offenders who receive certain low level criminal charges or select City/County Ordinance Citations. The purpose of this program is to keep low risk offenders out of the Criminal Justice system and to reduce recidivism, thus preserving limited resources. The program to date has been proven to be very successful and continues to grow each year.
Contact: 
Name: 
Angie Braaten
Job Title: 
Diversion Case Manager
Phone: 
(715) 839-4768
Address: 
Eau Claire County
721 Oxford AVE
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
he program is one in which eligible persons can divert out of the formal criminal court process. The goal is to help reduce court time, jail overcrowding and recidivism. An incentive is to divert out of the formal criminal court process and avoidance of a criminal record. Termination of the contract resumes criminal court proceedings. This may result in criminal convictions and a criminal record. Offenders must be 17 years or be waived from the juvenile jurisdiction, if under 17 years of age. Offenders are ineligible if they have a prior criminal record. The length of the offenders agreement depends on the nature and seriousness of the offense, his/her attitude, commitment and educational or counseling needs. Agreements average 3 to 36 months.
Contact: 
Name: 
Steve Judd
Phone: 
(715) 839-6973
Address: 
Eau Claire County
721 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Veterans Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2011
Description: 
Judge Jon Theisen Age-18+ Demographic Restriction-Past/current service member Residence-Eau Claire,Chippewa,Dunn County of Charge-Any (Judge and DOC must agree to transfer to Eau Claire County) Charge-Felony or Misdemeanor Diagnosis-AODA or mental health treatment (including trauma) need identified Risk Level-M to H Probation or ES Status-Must be on probation/ES for at least 13 months Potential Exclusions-Delivery of controlled substance
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Moderate risk
Low to moderate risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
TCU Criminal Thinking, NIJ Mental Health, Women's Core COMPAS, URICA, TCU AODA, PCL-C Trauma
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Julia Devine
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator/Case Manager
Phone: 
(715) 559-6256
Address: 
Eau Claire Co - Chippewa Valley Veterans Treatment Court
721 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Other Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2007
Description: 
Presiding Judge Judge Wickstrom Eligibility Criteria: Age: 18+ Demographic Restriction: Mothers with minor or adult dependent children County of Residence: Eau Claire County of Charge: Any (Judge and DOC must agree to transfer to Eau Claire County) Type of Charge: Felony or Habitual Misdemeanor Diagnosis: Meets DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorder and Probable or Highly Probable for Substance Use on the COMPAS Risk Level: Moderate to High Probation/ES Status: >13 mos
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Joy Woodman
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator/Case Manager
Phone: 
(715) 559-7126
Address: 
Eau Claire County
721 Oxford Ave
Suite 1001
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Pretrial Program

Start Date: 
2020
Description: 
The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative emphasizes a system-wide planning process and approach to criminal justice system programming. Eau Claire County has been engaged with the Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative since 2010 at the local level and since 2020 at the State level. The goal of the Initiative is to build a system-wide framework (arrest through final disposition and discharge) that will result in more collaborative, evidence-based decision-making and practices in local criminal justice systems. CJCC and EBDM team members in Eau Claire County firmly believe that implementation of this program will greatly benefit Eau Claire County citizens by reducing the length of time a person will sit in custody pretrial, determining appropriateness for diversion level services, and ensuring persons are notified of upcoming court cases which will reduce the level of system involvement for our clients. In 2020, Eau Claire County launched the use of The Public Safety Assessment (PSA). The PSA is an algorithmic pretrial risk assessment that judges can use when determining release conditions and the need for monitoring once released from custody. The need for pretrial monitoring has been vetted through our CJCC and EBDM policy teams. In 2015, we identified, through our systems mapping, the expanded need for pretrial monitoring. It wasn’t until the State EBDM team took on pretrial as a charge and approved DOJ funding to support local implementation sites. Through this funding, we were able to implement a formal use of pretrial monitoring. The PSA uses administrative data to produce two risk scores about a defendant: one predicting the likelihood that the individual will commit a new crime if released pending trial, and another predicting the likelihood that they will fail to return for a future court hearing. Scores fall on a scale of one (1) to four (4) with higher scores indicating a greater level of risk. The completion of the PSA and monitoring of these four levels is supported by the DOJ pretrial requested funding.
Risk Level: 
All risk levels
Risk Assessment Tools: 
PSA Public Safety Assessment
Admission(s): 
Pre-plea
Contact: 
Name: 
Tiana Glenna
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Services Director
Phone: 
(715) 839-1249
Address: 
Eau Claire County
721 Oxford Ave
Suite 2330
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No