Rock County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2006
Contact: 
Name: 
Elizabeth Pohlman McQuillen
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice System Planner/Analyst
Phone: 
(608) 757-5519
Address: 
Rock County
51 S. Main ST
Janesville, WI 53545

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2007
Description: 
The Rock County Drug Court Program began in 2007 after Rock County applied for and received a Treatment Alternatives and Diversion grant. Drug Court Case Managers oversee the twelve–month treatment program for those participating in the Rock County Drug Court. Treatment is designed for non-violent participants with substance abuse issues. Entry into the Program requires a Drug Court contract agreement between the Rock County District Attorney's Office, Defense Counsel, and the participant. Entry also requires a plea of guilty or no contest to current charges in exchange for potential reduction or dismissal of those charges or other sentencing concessions made upon successful completion of the Program. Participants may also enter the program through a referral from the Department of Corrections as an Alternative to Revocation. Upon entrance to the program each participants receives an individualized criminogenic risk-need assessment and full biopsychosocial assessment to determine areas of need. Based on these assessments, the individual will be required to participate in treatment groups as recommended by the Case Manager. Each participant will receive intensive Case Management to monitor and support the individual in the community. Participants are required to report to the Drug Court office on a daily basis and submit to random drug tests. Clients are required to appear weekly before Judge Barbara McCrory for a review of their treatment progress.
Risk Assessment Tools: 
A LSI-R: SV is done to determine eligibility and a full LSI-R is conducted once the individual is admitted into the program.
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Elizabeth Pohlman McQuillen
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice System Planner/Analyst
Phone: 
(608) 757-5519
Address: 
Rock County
51 S. Main ST
Janesville, WI 53545
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes

OWI Treatment Court

Description: 
The Rock County OWI Court's mission is to improve public safety by producing sober drivers. The Court incorporates research driven principles and accountability to save money, lives, and create a better community. It is a voluntary, post-adjudication specialty court created to reduce recidivism by allowing OWI 3rd Offense defendants to participate in sub-stance abuse treatment under judicial and community supervision. It is a four-phase program consisting of intensive supervision of defendants by a case manager and probation officer, frequent appearances before the OWI Court judge, individualized drug/alcohol treatment, other treatment/ counseling as necessary, random drug testing, home visits, and sup-port group attendance. Participants are required to be on electronic monitoring/Sobrietor through Probation. AODA treatment and case management will be provided by the Rock County Human Services Department. Monitoring and linking to collateral services will continue through-out all phases of the program. OWI Court will also work in con-cert with the Intoxicated Driver Program in an effort to secure participants' licenses.
Risk Level: 
All risk levels
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Elizabeth Pohlman McQuillen
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice System Planner/Analyst
Phone: 
(608) 757-5519
Address: 
Rock County
51 S. Main ST
Janesville, WI 53545

Veterans Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2009
Description: 
Veterans Treatment Courts are hybrid Drug and Mental Health Courts that use those specialty court models to serve veterans struggling with addiction, mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders. They promote sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with the traditional treatment court partners (such as county, city and state agencies), with the addition of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care networks, the Veterans' Benefits administration, and veterans' family support organizations. Veterans Court also utilizes volunteer veteran mentors, typically from the same military branch and wartime theater, as the defendant. Mentors encourage, guide, and support the veteran through the Court process. Rock County's Veterans Court is regional and hears cases from Rock County as well as the surrounding counties of Jefferson, Lafayette, Dane, Walworth, and Green. The Court has also taken clients from other jurisdictions in Wisconsin that do not have a Veterans Court nearby, on occasion.
Risk Level: 
All risk levels
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Mason Braunschweig
Job Title: 
Assistant District Attorney
Address: 
Rock County Regional Veterans Court
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI 53705
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Deferred Prosecution/Domestic Violence Intervention Program office is located on 4R in the Rock County Courthouse. Take the elevator that is next to the Clerk of Courts office to 4R, come out off the elevator and walk straight ahead to the next set of stairs, go up those stairs and the office is on the right side of the hallway. It is handicap accessible. An interpreter is available to accommodate Spanish-speaking individuals participating in the Deferred Prosecution or Domestic Violence Intervention Programs Deferred Prosecution is a program whereby a person facing criminal charges or charged with a crime is diverted from the criminal court process. To be eligible to participate in deferred prosecution an offender has no prior record, must accept responsibility for their offense, and must be willing to participate. In addition, participation is allowed only with the consent of the assistant district attorney. A person facing criminal charges can be referred to the program by the district attorney after their initial court appearance. Participants are required to acknowledge responsibility for the criminal conduct and to sign a contract. The contract may require them to attend classes, pay restitution, engage in community service, alcohol and drug treatment, and obtain counseling as needed. The contract is designed to require the participant to take appropriate measures to diminish the likelihood of further criminal behavior. Successful completion of the program results in the dismissal of criminal charges against the person or an amendment to a county ordinance. If the person violates the contract or becomes involved in further criminal behavior, their case is returned to court for prosecution.
Contact: 
Name: 
Gina Koehl
Job Title: 
DPP/DVIP Director
Phone: 
(608) 757-5615
Address: 
Rock County District Attorney's Office
51 S. Main ST
Janesville, WI 53545

Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative

Contact: 
Name: 
Elizabeth Pohlman McQuillen
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice System Planner/Analyst
Phone: 
(608) 757-5519
Address: 
Rock County
51 S. Main ST
Janesville, WI 53545