Taylor County

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Contact: 
Name: 
Ann Knox-Bauer
Job Title: 
Judge
Phone: 
(715) 748-1435
Address: 
Taylor County Circuit Court
224 S. 2nd ST
Medford, WI 54451

OWI Treatment Court

Start Date: 
2013
Description: 
Through the use of intensive care management, treatment, and judicial oversight, the Taylor County OWI Treatment Court promotes public safety by ensuring offenders receive the necessary treatment, thereby eliminating further drinking and driving events. To be eligible for acceptance into the program, an individual must be charged with OWI as a 2nd or 3rd offense; must have a blood alcohol concentration result of .15 or higher or refused the requested test; must be an adult resident of Taylor County; and must not be currently or previously convicted of an OWI related death or injury or a violent crime. Upon conviction, the individual is placed on probation and is subject to the minimum judicial district guideline penalties as a condition of said probation. During the four phases of the program, the individual participates in group and individual treatment, meets with a case manager, meets with a probation agent, and appears at court review hearings. In addition, the individual must have a Sobrietor placed on their telephone and is subject to regular and also random alcohol testing.
Risk Level: 
All risk levels
Admission(s): 
Post-adjudication or conviction
Contact: 
Name: 
Ann Knox-Bauer
Job Title: 
Circuit Court Judge
Phone: 
(715) 748-1435
Address: 
OWI Treatment Court
224 S. 2nd ST
Medford, WI 54451