Kenosha County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Contact: 
Name: 
Mary K. Wagner
Job Title: 
Judge
Phone: 
(262) 653-2712
Address: 
Kenosha County Circuit Court
912 56th ST
Kenosha, WI 53140

Adult Drug Court

Description: 
Drug Court is a special court that hears selected cases involving substance-dependent offenders. Drug Court programs are rigorous, requiring intensive supervision by the Drug Court Agent and also frequent appearances before the judge that are weekly, bi-weekly or monthly,depending upon the phase they are in. They also are subject to frequent, random urinalysis testing and a long-term regimen of treatment and recovery services. Drug Court meets every week and a report of each participant's progress is prepared and given to the Drug Court Team prior to each hearing.The team is notified of positive and negative urinalysis tests, as well as attendance at treatment and community support meetings.This level of supervision allows the program to actively support the recovery process and react swiftly to impose sanctions like increasing the frequency of drug testing and community support meetings, order increased participation in treatment programs, complete community service or may reinstate criminal proceedings when participants cannot comply with the program. Graduations are held when one completes the Drug Court Program.This includes compliance with all conditions of probation, including paying victim restitution, and any other specific orders of the court.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Stephanie Karls
Job Title: 
Kenosha County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court
Phone: 
(262) 657-7188
Address: 
5407 8th AVE
Kenosha, WI 53140
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Co-Occurring Disorders Court

Start Date: 
2009
Description: 
The Kenosha County Treatment Court is an intervention program for adults who have pled guilty to one or more crimes related to their severe and persistent mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction and who are having difficulty stabilizing in their recovery. Treatment intervention is structured around the authority and personal involvement of the Treatment Court Judge. By working together, we seek to provide a variety of programs and supervision that support and help maintain a stable life.
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised)
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Stephanie Karls
Job Title: 
Coordinator
Phone: 
(262) 657-7188
Address: 
Kenosha County Treatment Court
5407 8th AVE
Kenosha, WI 53140
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Jail Diversion Program tries to safely return non-violent misdemeanor offenders with a mental illness to the community with the support they need to assure recovery and to reduce their rate of recidivism. Intensive case management is provided by a coordinator who meets weekly with clients, monitors follow through with agreed-upon interventions and supports their steps toward recovery.
Contact: 
Name: 
Meredith Leon
Job Title: 
Coordinator/Case Manager
Phone: 
(262) 657-7188
Address: 
Kenosha Human Development Services
5407 8th AVE
Kenosha, WI 53140

Veterans Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2012
Description: 
The mission of the Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is to honor veterans by restoring them to a productive life by providing judicial support, treatment and supervision thereby enhancing public safety. The program diverts eligible veteran-defendants with substance dependency and/or mental illness charged with non-violent felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses to a specialized criminal court docket. The goals are to improve access to veterans' services, identify veterans and expedite movement through the system, facilitate sobriety, improve health and well-being and reduce criminal recidivism.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised)
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Jennifer Hofmeister
Job Title: 
Coordinator
Phone: 
(262) 638-7069
Address: 
Second Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court
1717 Taylor Avenue
3rd Floor
Racine, WI 53403
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes