Portage County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
1999
Contact: 
Name: 
Thomas T. Flugaur
Job Title: 
Judge
Address: 
Portage County Justice Coalition
1516 Church ST
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) gives individuals the opportunity to be accountable for their actions, repair harm and resolve relationships through education and treatment programs. Potential DPP participants are assessed with the COMPAS. Justiceworks administers compliance monitoring services for individuals in Portage County who qualify for the Deferred Prosecution Program.
Contact: 
Name: 
Louis J. Molepske, Jr.
Job Title: 
District Attorney
Address: 
Portage County District Attorney's Office
1516 Church ST
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2017
Description: 
Portage County Adult Drug Treatment Court is a five-phase program which takes a minimum of fourteen months to complete. Participants are sentenced to Treatment Court as an alternative to prison or jail or as an Alternative to Revocation (ATR).
Risk Level: 
High risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Andrea Behnke
Job Title: 
Justice Programs Director
Address: 
Adult Treatment Court
1462 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Start Date: 
2018
Description: 
The Portage County Diversion Program was created to provide low-risk first time offenders a voluntary alternative to criminal adjudication by allowing them to fulfill a set of conditions designed to address, treat, or remedy issues specific to their offense and needs. Evidence suggests traditional criminal justice practices can actually increase the likelihood of recidivism by exposing these individuals to higher risk offenders. The Diversion Program limits or eliminates this exposure.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Moderate risk
Low to moderate risk
Low risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (CORE) (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions CORE)
Admission(s): 
Pre-plea
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Bryan Peil
Job Title: 
Diversion Program Coordinator
Address: 
Portage County
1516 Church St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No

Other Diversion Program

Start Date: 
2018
Description: 
The Portage County Diversion Program was created to provide low-risk first time offenders a voluntary alternative to criminal adjudication by allowing them to fulfill a set of conditions designed to address, treat, or remedy issues specific to their offense and needs. Evidence suggests traditional criminal justice practices can actually increase the likelihood of recidivism by exposing these individuals to higher risk offenders. The Diversion Program limits or eliminates this exposure.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Moderate risk
Low to moderate risk
Low risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (CORE) (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions CORE)
Admission(s): 
Pre-plea
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Bryan Peil
Job Title: 
Diversion Program Coordinator
Address: 
Portage County Diversion Program
1516 Church St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes