Waukesha County Drug Treatment Court
WHY DRUG TREATMENT COURTS ARE NEEDED
► Drug Courts REDUCE CRIME
► Drug Courts SAVE MONEY
► Drug Courts ENSURE COMPLIANCE
► Drug Courts RESTORE FAMILIES
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ABOUT THE WAUKESHA COUNTY DRUG TREATMENT COURT
Implemented in 2012, The Waukesha County Drug Treatment Court is one of 50 Drug Treatment Courts in Wisconsin. It is a post plea, pre-predisposition program, offering participants the opportunity amend their current criminal charges pending with the Court to a lesser charge based on successful completion of the rigorous.
► PROGRAM GOAL
The primary goal of the program is to offer participants the opportunity to break the cycle of addiction, improve the chances of a sober, crime free and healthy life, as well as contribute to a safer community.
► PROGRAM PHASES
The Drug Treatment Court program consists of four phases, with a minimum timeline for each phase and specific requirements/expectations the participants must fulfill to be promoted by the Drug Treatment Court Team to the next phase. The team consists of the Judge, a representative from the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender, staff from Wisconsin Community Services (WCS), the Sheriff’s Department, Department of Health & Human Services, and Probation.
► PROGRAM DURATION
The length of stay in the program is dependent on each participant’s progress as he/she moves through the four phases. Graduation may occur within one year, but it could take longer based on the participant’s treatment needs and compliance with program requirements.
► PROGRAM SUCCESS
January 2016-December 2016: 90 participated, 34 graduated, 14 discharged, 48 active
Program to Date: 183 participated, 74 graduated, 61 discharged, 48 active
"The Waukesha Drug Treatment Court program gave me a whole new outlook on life."
(T.N., 2013 Waukesha Drug Treatment Court Graduate)
• Waukesha County Drug Court Participant Handbook
The Waukesha Drug Treatment Court is a collaborative effort between Waukesha County and
Wisconsin Community Services, Inc. (WCS)