Behavioral Change Interventions Subcommittee

The Behavioral Change Interventions Subcommittee (formerly known as Problem-Solving Courts) was created to reflect the new change target goals and anticipated outcomes of the subcommittee in EBDM Phase VI Implementation.  

The subcommmittee's goals are:

  1. Increase the availability and utilization of evidence-based programming for Behavior Change (i.e. CBT, ACT, etc.) throughout Wisconsin, and develop a process to certify that local providers are using EBP.
  2. Pursue changes to the current law that terminates disability benefits, rather than suspending benefits, for individuals incarcerated for longer than 30 days.    
  3. Implement the use of the behavior response matrix for all Department of Community Corrections regions. The implementation is currently underway but full implementation will take place as part of an overall state strategy and will be accompanied by robust data collection.                    
  4. Develop and implement structured behavior response plans for Problem Solving Courts throughout Wisconsin.
  5. Develop and implement Statewide Diversion/Deferred Prosecution standards to include a structured behavior response plan.                    
  6. Develop and implement Statewide Pretrial Supervision standards to include a structured behavior response plan.                    
  7. The “dosage” model of probation suggests that the length of supervision should be determined by the number of hours of intervention necessary to reduce risk, rather than an arbitrarily (or customarily) established amount of time (e.g., 3 years, 5 years). 
  8. Following a successful pilot in Milwaukee County in Phase III of EBDM, DOC seeks to continue to expand and effectively utilize the principles and concepts of dosage probation throughout Region 3, as well as the entire division.

The Subcommittee will also provide support of the TAD program and will take on the role of the TAD Advisory Committee.