Wisconsin Deflection Initiative (WDI)

Wisconsin Deflection Initiative (WDI) is a proactive community approach that addresses public health and safety challenges faced in Wisconsin communities.  By incorporating one or more of the following six pathways of Deflection, communities can now identify and deflect at risk populations to treatment and recovery services with limited criminal justice exposure.  Deflection programs connect individuals to systems of care at the earliest point possible to provide necessary resources and skills to improve recovery outcomes and reduce criminal activity.

The Six Pathways of Deflection

For more information, please contact Brad Kelly, kellybc@doj.state.wi.us 608-716-1870