Richland County

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Richland County Post-charge Diversion Program is merely a policy of the District Attorney's office. There is no formal funded "program." Rather, if the facts of the case and the circumstances of the defendant are appropriate, the disposition of the case may involve a Diversion Agreement. The Defendant must enter a plea to a charge or charges. It is usually for one to four years and has several conditions, which vary based upon the type of case and the perceived needs of the defendant. The follow-up on the Agreement is predominantly handled by probation and parole. To enter into an Agreement, the offender is required to be placed on probation concurrently. Probation violations and the commission of new crimes are by far and away the most frequent basis for the revocation of Agreements. Motions to revoke Diversion Agreements are made on a regular basis and are often granted by the Court. The case then goes to a regular sentencing hearing. Otherwise, if the defendant has complied with the Agreement, the charge is usually dismissed.
Contact: 
Name: 
Jennifer Harper
Job Title: 
District Attorney
Phone: 
(608) 647-3493
Address: 
Richland County District Attorney's Office
181 W.Seminary ST
Richland Center, WI 53581

OWI Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2017
Description: 
The Richland County Sobriety Court provides integrated supervision and evidence-based treatment to moderate or high risk clientele. This program serves Richland County residents that have OWI 3 or higher convictions who suffer from alcohol dependence issues. Some other alcohol related convictions may also be considered. This is a 5 phase, 14 month minimum program. Participants agree to participate in the program while on Probation.
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: 
Tiffany Olson
Job Title: 
Treatment Court Coordinator
Phone: 
(608) 649-5706
Address: 
Sobriety Court
221 W Seminary St
Richland Center, WI 53581
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes