Marathon County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
1994
Contact: 
Name: 
Laura Yarie
Job Title: 
Justice System Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 261-1191
Address: 
Marathon County
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54403

OWI Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2016
Description: 
The Marathon County OWI Court serves Marathon County residents with felony 4th-6th convictions who suffer from alcohol dependence issues. Mental health issues are also addressed. The program serves up to 25 participants at any given time. The average time to complete the program is 18 months. Participants plead guilty and agree to participate in the program while on probation. Program completion is a condition of probation and the program is in lieu of prison.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
LSCMI
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Melanie Strand
Job Title: 
OWI Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 261-1190
Address: 
Marathon County OWI Court
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54403
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
Marathon County has a court diversion program for low risk offenders. Participants are screened and offered a deferred entry of judgment in exchange for a guilty/no contest plea. The participant agrees to avoid any further criminal activity and complete an assigned case plan lasting from 9-12 months on average. In exchange for successful completion the charges are either reduced to an ordinance violation or dismissed.
Contact: 
Name: 
Ruth Heinzl
Job Title: 
Court Diversion Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 261-1115
Address: 
Marathon County District Attorney's Office
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54403

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Description: 
The Marathon County Diversion Program serves low risk first time offenders. Program participants are screened and offered a deferred prosecution agreement. Agreements typically last 6-9 months and may require education, counseling or other interventions as part of the agreement. Successful completion results in no charges being brought forward.
Contact: 
Name: 
Ruth Heinzl
Job Title: 
Court Diversion Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 261-1191
Address: 
Marathon County District Attorney's Office
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403

Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative

Contact: 
Name: 
Laura Yarie
Job Title: 
Justice System Coordinator
Phone: 
(715) 261-1191
Address: 
Marathon County
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2019
Contact: 
Name: 
Laura Yarie
Address: 
Marathon County
500 Forest Street
Wasau, WI 54403
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No