Sauk County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Start Date: 
2014
Contact: 
Name: 
Regina Baldwin
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Programs Manager
Phone: 
(608) 355-4880
Address: 
Sauk County
515 Oak Street
Baraboo, WI 53913

Adult Drug Court

Start Date: 
2016
Description: 
Sauk County Adult Drug Treatment Court was established in January 2016 as part of a collaborative effort by the Sauk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to make a positive impact on the criminal justice system in Sauk County. This program represents the efforts and teamwork of key stakeholders to break the cycle of substance abuse and reduce crime; making Sauk County a healthier place to live.
Risk Level: 
Moderate to high risk
Risk Assessment Tools: 
COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions)
Admission(s): 
Post-plea/pre-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Christopher J. Polzer
Job Title: 
Criminal Justice Programs Manager
Phone: 
(608) 355-4880
Address: 
OWI Adult Drug Treatment Court
515 Oak Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
Yes
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
Yes

Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Description: 
The Sauk County District Attorney's office uses deferred prosecution agreements (DPA's) on a regular basis as a disposition option. The individual is required to enter a plea, but the case is deferred prior to conviction. There are "standard" types of DPA's for certain types of cases. In other cases, the assigned DA is tasked with developing a specific agreement for a specific case.
Contact: 
Name: 
Kevin Calkins
Job Title: 
District Attorney
Phone: 
(608) 355-3280
Address: 
Sauk County
515 Oak ST
Baraboo, WI 53913

Pre-charge Diversion Program

Description: 
Operating after Revocation is a problem in Sauk County, and presents with a set of intricate circumstances that increase the rate of recidivism substantially. Operating after Revocation charges further complicate the already complex process by which individuals obtain their driving privileges. Often times the crime of OAR is rooted in financial disparity. Many individuals who are convicted of these offenses want to be compliant; however, many are simply unable to meet the expectations due to financial constraints. The OAR/OWL Diversion Program offers diversion from formal criminal charge in favor of case management, which provides the participant with direction and support in clearing up all driver’s license related obstacles. Upon successful completion of the program, the diverted criminal OAR/OWL charge would not be filed; therefore, the participant would have no court appearances, would pay no fines or court costs, and would not serve any jail sentence for such offense. The savings to the participant includes financial cost savings and criminal charge aversion; however, the greatest impact is on the overall lifestyle improvements that each participant stands to benefit from. These include employability and budgeting in addition to many other areas of a person’s life. While effectively changing the future of each participant, the criminal justice system also saves resources.
Contact: 
Name: 
Karla Campion
Job Title: 
Area Supervisor
Phone: 
(608) 356-4460
Address: 
ATTIC Correctional Services
107 4th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Alternative to Revocation Admission: 
No
Medication Assisted Treatment: 
No