Difficult life experiences, behavioral health needs, trauma and structural inequity are all factors that lead to justice system involvement. These factors also fuel the isolation and exclusion of historically underserved individuals and those with significant needs.
Historically, Wisconsin has had a high rate of disproportionate incarceration among communities of color. There has also been a high rate of incarceration and justice system involvement among individuals with behavioral health needs. We believe that greater equity contributes to stronger families and neighborhoods. It also creates better opportunities and improves quality of life.
Fueled by that belief, WCS provides access to a continuum of support services for individuals facing challenges with justice system involvement and behavioral health needs, guiding them as they bridge the gap between where they are today and where they would like to be.