Outagamie County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Contact: 
Name: 
Beth Robinson
Job Title: 
CJCC Coordinator/Alternative Treatment Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-5098
Address: 
Outagamie County Criminal Justice Treatment Services
227 S. Walnut ST
Appleton, WI 54911

Hybrid OWI / Drug Court

Start Date: 
2009
Description: 
The Outagamie County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court (DATC) program is specifically designated and staffed to handle cases involving participants who struggle with alcohol and drug use through an intensive, judicially supervised program of drug treatment, rehabilitation services, and strict community supervision. Drug Track Judge: Commissioner Maureen Budiac OWI Track Judge: Judge Mitchell Metropulos
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
IDA
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Taylor Geske
Job Title: 
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-5474
Address: 
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court
320 S Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Mental Health Court

Start Date: 
2012
Description: 
The Outagamie County Mental Health Court is a problem-solving court that works with individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and who have been diagnosed with a major mental illness. The goal of this court is to assist these individuals in addressing their mental health needs and improving their lives. These individuals voluntarily elect to participate in mental health programming to meet their needs while being held accountable for their behavior through judicially monitored system.
Risk Level: 
High risk
Moderate to high risk
Moderate risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Pre-plea
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Robyn Van Bogart
Job Title: 
Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-5270
Address: 
Outagamie County Mental Health Court
320 South Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Veterans Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2012
Description: 
The Outagamie County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is designed to serve Veterans who are currently in, or entering the Criminal Justice System, and are struggling with addiction and/or serious mental illness by providing treatment, accountability and mentoring. VTC was built on a partnership between the criminal justice system and the veteran community, in which treatment and intervention is structured around the authority and involvement of VTC Judge Vincent Biskupic.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Chelsea Niemuth
Job Title: 
Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 968-5741
Address: 
Outagamie County Veterans Treatment Court
320 S Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Operating After Revocation program offers a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) to offenders that are outside of their revocation period but have not gotten their license back. Paperwork is sent with their criminal complaint ahead of time so that, if they choose, they can resolve their case at the initial appearance in front of the Court Commissioner. The DPA is for 6 months. If the defendant gets their license back and it is a 3rd offense or less, the charge is dismissed. If the offense is a 4th or higher, the charge will be reduced to a forfeiture and not a criminal matter. The Domestic Violence Fast Track program targets offenders that have not previously been charged with a domestic offense. The assigned prosecutor reviews the case and if appropriate will offer the fast track program. The purpose of the program is to hold the Initial Appearances in front of a Circuit Court Judge so that, if the defendant is in agreement, they can be sentenced at their first appearance. There is staff from our domestic abuse shelter, Harbor House to set up appointments for the Domestic Abuse Screening that are required. This allows the defendants to get the assessments and start any follow up much faster than the traditional court process. The defendants are offered a 12 to 18 month Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
Contact: 
Name: 
Kim Hernandez
Job Title: 
Diversion Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-4746
Address: 
Outagamie County District Attorney's Office
320 S. Walnut ST
Appleton, WI 54911

Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative

Contact: 
Name: 
Beth Robinson
Job Title: 
CJCC Coordinator/Alternative Treatment Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-5098
Address: 
Outagamie County Criminal Justice Treatment Services
227 S. Walnut ST
Appleton, WI 54911

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Description: 
The 17-year old Young Adult Offender program (YAO) is a collaboration between the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Youth and Family Services (YFS). The purpose of the program is to try and keep this group of offenders out of the adult system and off of CCAP. All 17-year old referrals are prescreened by the District Attorney’s Office and those that do not pose immediate risk to the community are sent to YFS for an intake appointment and assessment. If appropriate, they are placed on a 1 year Deferred Prosecution Agreement with conditions deemed appropriate by the assigned Intake Worker. If YFS feels the offender is not appropriate or they violate their conditions, the referral is sent back to the District Attorney’s Office and the case can be formally charged out. If the Offender successfully completes the program, charges are never filed. The Young Adult Offender program was expanded to 18-year olds in March of 2016 and to 19-year olds in September of 2016. The 18-year old and 19-year old program has the same purpose as the 17-year old program. The supervision of 18-year old and 19-year old offenders is managed by the Criminal Justice Treatment Services Department (CJTS). CJTS screens and assesses all 18-year old and 19-year old offenders for program appropriateness. CJTS and Youth and Family Services collaborate to provided services to these offenders. CJTS will refer inappropriate candidates or participants that violate their conditions back to the District Attorney's Office. If the offender successfully completes the program, charges are never filed.
Contact: 
Name: 
Kim Hernandez
Job Title: 
Diversion Coordinator
Phone: 
(920) 832-4746
Address: 
Outagamie County District Attorney's Office
320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911