Barron County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2012
Contact: 
Name: 
Shanda Harrington
Job Title: 
Community Service & CJCC Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 537-6272
Address: 
Barron County Circuit Court
Barron County Justice Center Rm 2700, 1420 State Hwy 25 N
Barron, WI 54812

Hybrid OWI / Drug Court

Start Date: 
2006
Description: 
The Barron County Drug and Alcohol Court has been in operation for 10 years now. It has seen several successes and failures, but it continues to provide treatment to drug and alcohol addicted individuals, promote public safety, strengthen family values, and improve our community.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Contact: 
Name: 
Dan McNamara
Job Title: 
Barron County Drug and Alcohol Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 537-6341
Address: 
Barron County Government Center
335 E. Monroe Avenue
Barron, WI 54812
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Start Date: 
2014
Description: 
The Barron County Diversion Court is a pre-conviction diversion program for low risk, low needs offenders charged with a criminal offense. Offenders selected by the District Attorney's office to participate in the program have specific, identifiable needs which can be addressed in a three to six month time period. These needs include reinstating a driver's license; completing an assessment for either substance abuse or violence; and/or owing restitution. Offenders may participate in restorative conference, alcohol or other drug treatment, or perform community service; all of which is monitored through returning appearances before the Circuit Court. Offenders are generally misdemeanants, however, some charged with felony level drug or theft charges have been admitted if they meet the criteria. To date, Diversion Court has been a great success with only a 2% recidivism rate for those who have successfully completed their contracts.
Risk Level: 
Low risk
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Debbie Nichols
Job Title: 
Judicial Assistant, Branch III
Phone: 
(715) 537-6142
Address: 
Barron County Diversion Court
Barron County Justice Center Room 2700
1420 State Hwy 25 N
Barron, WI 54812
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Other Diversion Program

Start Date: 
2016
Description: 
The Barron County Operating After Revocation Diversion Program enables first time offenders to reinstate their driver's license before a criminal complaint is even issued. After being cited by a law enforcement officer and referred to the District Attorney's office, the defendant meets with the Program Coordinator and enters into an agreement with the District Attorney's office, before charging, requiring the defendant to reinstate their driver's license within a specific timeframe. Once the agreement is fulfilled the District Attorney will dismiss the original citation.
Admission(s): 
Pre-plea
Contact: 
Name: 
Shanda Harrington
Job Title: 
Community Service and CJCC Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 537-6272
Address: 
Barron County Justice Center
Room 2700
1420 State Hwy 25 N
Barron, WI 54812
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No