Chippewa County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2012
Contact: 
Name: 
Rose Baier
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 726-7798
Address: 
Chippewa County Dept. of Administration
711 N. Bridge ST Room 218
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Hybrid OWI / Drug Court

Start Date: 
2007
Description: 
The Chippewa County Recovery Court Program is a court that is specifically designated & staffed to handle cases involving drug offenders through an intensive, judicially monitored program of alcohol and drug treatment, rehabilitation services, and strict community supervision.
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Rose Baier
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 726-7798
Address: 
Chippewa County Recovery Court
711 N. Bridge ST, Room 218
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Veterans Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2011
Description: 
Please see EC County information. This court is a joint effort between Eau Claire, Dunn, and Chippewa Counties. The Chippewa County Judge Steven Cray presides over Veteran's Court, however the hearings are held in Eau Claire County. This was a joint collaboration effort.
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Contact: 
Name: 
Melissa Ives
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Program Supervisor
Phone: 
(715) 839-7081
Address: 
Eau Claire County, Dunn, and Chippewa County Vet Court
721 Oxford AVE, Suite 1001, PO Box 840
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Pre-arrest Diversion Program (Proxy)

Description: 
Law Enforcement officers in all jurisdictions in Chippewa County complete a proxy tool for all criminal arrests, ordinance violations with a state statute counterpart, and underage drinking violations. Officers may divert low to medium risk individuals with no prior arrests or convictions to the First Time Offender Program directly. This referral does not go through the District Attorney's office. The First Time Offender program is a one hour educational session regarding ramifications of citations/criminal violations and thought process leading to violations. First time underage drinking violators participate in a 4 hour evidence based education session regarding ramifications of underage drinking. Individuals must remain offense free during the duration of the program, 30-60 days. Successful participants avoid citation and criminal charges ad in most cases the offense remains off Wisconsin Circuit Court Access or is dismissed. There is a fee for the program.
Contact: 
Name: 
Rose Baier
Job Title: 
CJCC Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 726-7798
Address: 
Chippewa County CJCC
711 N. Bridge St, Room 218
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
Chippewa County has a Post-charge treatment and diversion (TAD) program which is a 12-24 month diversion program specifically designed for non-violent offenders for whom substance abuse is a contributing factor in their criminal activity. Offenders are diverted out of the criminal justice system in order to reduce placement on probation, in jail and prison. TAD Allows for diversion of criminal charges while receiving treatment and services. The services provided in TAD are directly linked to the assessed risk level of the offender identified through a COMPAS assessment. TAD consists of phases and completion of programming identified through criminogenic need areas, such as a Cognitive Based Thinking Program, which has been proven to reduce recidivism. Case Management, random drug and alcohol testing, and treatment plan goals are dependent on risk level, needs, performance, and compliance. Upon successful completion charges are either dismissed or reduced. Chippewa County also has a Post-charge Deferred Prosecution program with less intense services. This is supervised by a service provider in the community.
Contact: 
Name: 
Kayce Planert
Job Title: 
Diversion Specialist
Phone: 
(715) 225-6928
Address: 
Contracted Position through Lutheran Social Services
711 N. Bridge St, Room 222
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative

Contact: 
Name: 
Rose Baier
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 726-7798
Address: 
Chippewa County
711 N. Bridge ST, Room 218
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729