Dunn County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2008
Description: 
Criminal Justice Collaborating Council
Contact: 
Name: 
Sara Benedict
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6686
Address: 
Dunn County
3003 US Highway 12 E
Menomonie, WI 54751

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2008
Description: 
The mission of Dunn County Treatment Court is to increase community safety by providing intensive, court monitored programming that is focused on individual alcohol, drug, and mental health recovery to break the cycle of addiction and crime. Dunn County Treatment Court is an intensive court program designed to assist with individualized recovery. Once needs are identified by interviews and assessments, goal setting begins. Throughout the program, individuals are given the opportunity to focus on their recovery, establish and maintain healthy relationships, seek employment, and work towards other personal goals which are set. Treatment court can provide a treatment alternative rather than a lengthy jail or prison sentence. It can also assist with establishing a healthy lifestyle and positive support network. Treatment Court works with individuals to improve mental health, coping skills and develop recovery tools. What are the eligibility requirements of Treatment Court? 1. 18 years of age or older 2. Dunn County resident 3. Charges related to alcohol or drug use 4. Medium/high risk on a staff administered assessment (COMPAS) 5. Have a current alcohol and/or drug treatment need determined by staff administered assessment or treatment provider 6. Agree to follow program requirements
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Jenae Brantner
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6688
Address: 
Dunn County
3003 US Highway 12 E
Menomonie, WI 54751
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Co-Occurring Disorders Court

Start Date: 
2008
Description: 
The mission of Dunn County Treatment Court is to increase community safety by providing intensive, court monitored programming that is focused on individual alcohol, drug, and mental health recovery to break the cycle of addiction and crime. Dunn County Treatment Court is an intensive court program designed to assist with individualized recovery. Once needs are identified by interviews and assessments, goal setting begins. Throughout the program, individuals are given the opportunity to focus on their recovery, establish and maintain healthy relationships, seek employment, and work towards other personal goals which are set. What are the benefits of the program? Treatment court can provide a treatment alternative rather than a lengthy jail or prison sentence. It can also assist with establishing a healthy lifestyle and positive support network. Treatment Court works with individuals to improve mental health, coping skills and develop recovery tools. What are the eligibility requirements of Treatment Court? 1. 18 years of age or older 2. Dunn County resident 3. Charges related to alcohol or drug use 4. Medium/high risk on a staff administered assessment (COMPAS) 5. Have a current alcohol and/or drug treatment need determined by staff administered assessment or treatment provider 6. Agree to follow program requirements
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Jenae Brantner
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6688
Address: 
Dunn County
3003 US Highway 12 E
Menomonie, WI 54751
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Hybrid OWI / Drug Court

Start Date: 
2008
Description: 
The mission of Dunn County Treatment Court is to increase community safety by providing intensive, court monitored programming that is focused on individual alcohol,drug, and mental health recovery to break the cycle of addiction and crime. Treatment Court is a voluntary program that offers an alternative to traditional sentencing on drug/alcohol related charges or alternatives to revocation (ATR) through probation.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Driver Risk Inventory - II (DRI-II)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Jenae Brantner
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6688
Address: 
Dunn County
3003 US Highway 10 E
Menomonie, WI 54751
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Pre-arrest Diversion Program (Proxy)

Description: 
Dunn County is developing a formal Pre-Charge Diversion Program. In June 2016, law enforcement (cities and county) will begin utilizing the Proxy risk screener in the field with all offenses which could be criminal in nature. Law enforcement will be able to divert offenders based on discretion and a list of eligible offenses. Diverted offenders will have 72 hours to contact the Pre-Charge Diversion Program coordinator with the District Attorney's Office. The Deferred Prosecution Coordinator will determine eligibility based on risk (low or first time offenders), offense, and prior participation in a diversion program. Participants will observe an education video to learn about the repercussions of their behavior and the impact of a criminal record. Participants will also complete a thinking report as a means of understanding their behavior. Participants must remain crime free for a 6 month period duration of the program. Successful participants will have their unfiled charges dropped. For those participants that are unsuccessful in completing the program requirements, charges will resume with traditional adjudication. Participants may have a program fee or community service option.
Contact: 
Name: 
Deanna Arntson
Job Title: 
Deferred Prosecution Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6664
Address: 
Dunn County Treatment Court
615 Stokke Parkway
Menomonie, WI 54751

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
Under Wisconsin law, Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) and Deferred Acceptance of a Guilty Plea (DAGP) allows a person facing criminal charges to enter into an agreement with the court to fulfill certain conditions in return for reduced charges or dismissal. To be eligible to participate in a deferred prosecution an offender usually has a limited criminal record, accepts responsibility for the offense, and must be willing to participate in the agreement. Participants sign a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) or a Deferred Acceptance of a Guilty Plea (DAGP) agreement with the District Attorney’s office and agree to complete a set of conditions within a certain time frame. Condition recommendations are made to the District Attorney’s office based on needs and risk assessments. Recommendations are specific to the participant. Examples of DPA/DAGP conditions may be to attend classes, engage in community service work, counseling, AODA treatment, obtain driver’s licenses and insurance, and secure employment. In return for successful completion of the agreement the District Attorney’s office agrees not to precede with criminal prosecution charges or charges are either reduced and/or dismissed.
Contact: 
Name: 
Deanna Arntson
Job Title: 
Deferred Prosecution Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6664
Address: 
Dunn County
615 Stokke Parkway
Menomonie, WI 54751

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Start Date: 
2016
Description: 
Dunn County is developing a formal Pre-Charge Diversion Program. In June 2016, law enforcement (cities and county) will begin utilizing the Proxy risk screener in the field with all offenses which could be criminal in nature. Law enforcement will be able to divert offenders based on discretion and a list of eligible offenses. Diverted offenders will have 72 hours to contact the Pre-Charge Diversion Program coordinator with the District Attorney's Office. The Deferred Prosecution Coordinator will determine eligibility based on risk (low or first time offenders), offense, and prior participation in a diversion program. Participants will observe an education video to learn about the repercussions of their behavior and the impact of a criminal record. Participants will also complete a thinking report as a means of understanding their behavior. Participants must remain crime free for a 6 month period duration of the program. Successful participants will have their unfiled charges dropped. For those participants that are unsuccessful in completing the program requirements, charges will resume with traditional adjudication. Participants may be required to complete community service.
Contact: 
Name: 
Deanna Arntson
Job Title: 
Deferred Prosecution Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 231-6660
Address: 
Dunn County District Attorney's Office
615 Stokke Parkway
Suite 1700
Menomonie, WI 54751
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No