Milwaukee County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2007
Contact: 
Name: 
Mandy Potapenko
Job Title: 
Director
Phone: 
(414) 276-8240 x6
Address: 
Milwaukee Community Justice Council
633 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 406
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2009
Description: 
The mission of the MCDTC is to enhance public safety through the reduction of recidivism by coordinating effective & accountable substance abuse treatment & supportive services for offenders with substance abuse problems. The primary goals are: (1) reduce recidivism among drug using offenders; (2) provide effective & accountable community-based alternatives to incarceration; (3) improve public safety; and, (4) effectively manage limited criminal justice system resources.
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: 
Meagan Winn
Job Title: 
Judicial Operations Manager
Phone: 
(414) 278-5398
Address: 
Milwaukee County Adult Drug Treatment Court
821 W State ST
Rm 308
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Family Dependency Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2011
Description: 
FDTC is a voluntary program for parents whose children have been removed due to safety issues primarily caused by the parent's drug or alcohol addiction. FDTC clients spend 15-18 months participating in the treatment court, appearing at a minimum of bi-weekly throughout the course of the program. The collaborative team works together to problem solve and support, ensuring the family receives timely support and services. The primary goal is reunification and permanency for the child.
Risk Level: 
High risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
A criminal assessment tool is not used. All the participants are a high risk for drug use and children have been removed from the household due to the drug use.
Contact: 
Name: 
Rebecca Foley
Job Title: 
FDTC Coordinator
Phone: 
(414) 257-6632
Address: 
Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court
10201 Watertown Plank RD
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative

Contact: 
Name: 
Mandy Potapenko
Job Title: 
Milwaukee Community Justice Council Director
Phone: 
(414) 276-8240 x6
Address: 
633 W Wisconsin AVE, Suite 406
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Deferred Prosecution Program offers those who are determined to be moderate to high risk for re-offense, based upon the results of one or more scientifically validated criminal re-offense risk assessment scales and who are not excluded by criteria, the opportunity to have their judgment of conviction deferred for their provable charge, which is not subject to legitimate 4th, 5th or 6th amendment claims, until such time as the individual has successfully demonstrated their ability to lead a pro-social, law abiding life. All participants in the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) Program are required to have the assistance of legal counsel and will complete and sign a written agreement. Those who are not successful in the DPA will be prosecuted for their provable charge. By virtue of the assessed risk level and/or nature of the offenses committed by individuals who might participate in this program, a permanent record of these individuals’ arrest will be maintained, regardless of successful completion of the DPA.
Contact: 
Name: 
Jeffrey Altenburg
Job Title: 
Deputy District Attorney
Phone: 
(414) 278-4674
Address: 
Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
821 W State ST, Room 405
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Description: 
The Milwaukee County Diversion Program offers those who are determined to be at low risk for re-offense—based upon the results of one or more scientifically validated criminal re-offense risk assessment scales—and who are not excluded by criteria listed below the opportunity to be diverted from the justice system. Diversion requires that these individuals, after being arrested for a crime that the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office (“MCDA”) determines can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt (hereinafter referred to as the “provable charge”) and is not subject to legitimate 4th, 5th or 6th amendment claims, meet specific program expectations and remain crime free for the term of the Diversion. All participants in the Diversion Program will be required to have the assistance of legal counsel and will complete and sign a written Diversion Agreement. Those who successfully meet these conditions will not be subject to a criminal charge on their record. Those who fail to meet these conditions will be prosecuted for their provable charge.
Contact: 
Name: 
Jeffrey Altenburg
Job Title: 
Deputy District Attorney
Phone: 
(414) 278-4674
Address: 
Milwaukee District Attorney's Office
821 W State St. Rm 405
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No